The Houses exist to foster leadership and responsibility among more senior pupils and to encourage involvement, loyalty, co-operation and good discipline among all pupils. All pupils from Form 1 - Form 6 become members of a House and are expected to do their best for it in their work in lessons and their commitment to extra-curricular activities. Charity fundraising activities are also organised by Houses, as well as the whole school, further fostering the concept of a caring community which is central to the aims of St Hilda's School.
They also play a central role in our emphasis on outstanding pastoral care. The teachers appointed to be Heads of Houses actively manage house events, support the form teachers and the new Deputy Head in delivering rewards and sanctions, and mentor, motivate and support the children in their care. Miss Charles (Form 2 Class Teacher) is Head of Attlee, Miss Walsh (Reception Form Teacher) is Head of Whitby and Mrs Dillon (Form 6 Class Teacher) is Head of Herkomer.
Attlee (green) is named after the former prime minister 1945-1951, who attended St. Hilda's before it moved to its present site. Whitby (red) is named after the town where St Hilda founded her abbey; and Herkomer (blue) is named after the famous Bushey artist and pioneering film maker, Hubert Von Herkomer. The main school building was built by, and was home to, one of Herkomer's pupils.
All the girls work hard and with great enthusiasm to amass house points for which the House Cup is awarded each term. House points can be won for exceptional work, personal achievement or other praiseworthy accomplishments.
There is friendly rivalry in keenly contested inter-house sporting events such as the inter-house netball and rounders matches as well as the inter-house swimming gala.