Skip to content ↓

Wallington County Grammar School

House System

On admission to Wallington County Grammar School, all pupils are assigned to one of six houses, a vertical system which brings everyone together and is rooted firmly in the traditions of the school. The house system fosters healthy competition outside the classroom and is relished by both staff and students.

All house competitions are keenly contested and the award of the Cock House Cup, for the leading house at the end of each academic year, is an honoured occasion.

Inter-House competitions include:

  • Year 7 Assault Course (Manor Trophy)
  • Junior Cross Country (Richard Meller Cup)
  • Inter Cross Country (Ruskin Cup)
  • Senior Cross Country (Bruce Foster Cup)
  • Junior Rugby (Chewter Cup)
  • Inter Rugby (Slade Jones Cup)
  • Senior Rugby (Bawden Shield)
  • Junior Football
  • Inter Football 
  • Senior Football 
  • House Netball
  • Senior Basketball
  • Junior Cricket (Old Boys Cup)
  • Intermediate Cricket (Heyward Cup)
  • Junior House Rounders 
  • Intermediate House Rounders
  • Junior Table Tennis (Years 7 & 8)
  • Intermediate Table Tennis (Years 9 & 10)
  • Junior Athletics (Mackmin Cup)
  • Inter Athletics (John Eyles Cup)
  • Senior Athletics (Moriarty Cup)
  • House Music
  • House Drama
  • Year 7 Play in a Day
  • House Literature
  • Inter Spelling Bee
  • Junior Spelling Bee
  • House Debating
  • House Art
  • House Photography
  • House Reading Competition
  • Junior Maths Challenge
  • Intermediate Maths Challenge
  • Senior Maths Challenge
  • Year 7 Maths Times Tables 
  • House Chess
  • Commendation Cup (D Mangham Trophy)
House Colours History


Yellow & Black

Named after John Ruskin the poet


Green & Black

A part of Wallington noted in Roman area records


Navy & Sky Blue      

Named after John Radcliffe, the 17th century physician and former area resident


Maroon & White

Named after Sir Geoffrey de Mandeville, resident and landholder after the Norman Conquest and mentioned in the Domesday Book


Blue & White

Named after sometime area resident, Canon Alexander Henry Bridges, Rector of Beddington


Blue & Red

A reference to a family of nobility in the area in Tudor times

House colours are worn for rugby and athletics. House ties are presented to those who have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills within their house.