Houses and House Captains


When Christopher Pickering first opened in 2012, the name had been chosen by the previous school communities of Bethune Park Primary School and Tilbury Primary School. Christopher Pickering was an influential figure in Hull due to his generosity and kindness; he built several alms-houses (charitable housing), a church, a children’s home and Pickering Park. Following on from this we decided that name our houses based on influential figures from Hull.
From EYFS  to Year 6 every child at Christopher Pickering Primary is part of a school house team. We often use the house teams when grouping children for different activities and for sporting competitions where the children will wear their house colours – red, blue, green and yellow.

Role and Expectations of House Captains

The role of House Captains are ones of privilege, pride and responsibility. They are more than just a title and badge and require dedication and commitment for an entire year. The children take part in active citizenship, whereby they lead a series of charitable events throughout the school. This may include major national events e.g. Children in Need to more local events e.g. food collection for the local foodbank. At the beginning of each year the House Captains put their proposals forward to the head teacher who sanctions the activities and fundraising events.

House Captains are elected by the children in their House after giving a speech about what they can offer their House. All children vote for their House Captains. There is a boy and girl House Captain and a boy and girl Vice Captain selected for each House.

Each Captain will be different and will contribute an assortment of skills and ideas to the job.

Characteristics of House and Vice House Captains

  • Polite and well-mannered
  • Organised and committed
  • A confident speaker
  • Well-presented in uniform and appearance
  • Able to liaise and converse with staff, students and the wider community
  • Desire to act responsibly and to be a role model for other students
  • Be caring, mature and honest

We expect you:

  • To be a positive role model and ambassador for the school, demonstrating Eversley Values.
  • To be enthusiastic and committed to the House System at Eversley Primary School
  • To be friendly and positive with all students, particularly within your House.
  • To be part of the team of House Captains who work together to achieve success for all.

Meet our House Captains 2021-2022