Pastoral Care and Rewards

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Our boys learn lifelong lessons about living with others, the value of a code of conduct and the joys of sharing activities with others.

At Arnold House, the boys  learn the value and importance of abiding by a civilised code of conduct.

All boys are encouraged to contribute to all aspects of school life and so learn of the joys of sharing activities with others in work, play, sport, music and drama. It is the School’s aim to ensure that boys leave Arnold House as confident, discerning, tolerant and courteous young men, who have been valued as individuals themselves and who, in turn, have grown up to value other people.

We value good work, helpfulness and good behaviour with high levels of industry and citizenship rewarded by effort grades in reports to parents, converted into house points which are totalled each term and a cup awarded to the house with the most points. Our four houses, Wellington, Pitt, Nelson and Brunel also compete in sports and chess competitions throughout the year.

Throughout their school life our boys are encouraged to contribute to all aspects of the life of the school. 

In Years 1 to 6 the boys can win industry badges for their attitude to work as well as 'citizenship' bars for their contributions, whilst in Years 7 and 8 special ties are awarded for responsibility, industry, sports, the arts and citizenship. Additionally, for outstanding and exceptional performance, colours are awarded in our school teams.

We encourage our boys to step up to hold school responsibilities and each year two head boys are appointed from Year 8 to lead the student life of the school with all members of Year 8 given varying responsibilities in support and to help the staff with tasks about the school. Roles include holding the post of Head Librarian, Leader of the Orchestra, IT Monitor, Sports Captains and House and Vice House Captains.