We have four Houses at Laxton Junior School; Burghley (Blue), Gloucester (Yellow), Lilford (Green) and Whitmore (Red).
Before we moved to our current location, the school was half the size and had just three Houses, all named after local interest.
Burghley; named after the stately home in Stamford.
Gloucester; the Duke of Gloucester’s family home in Barnwell, a village just outside Oundle.
Lilford; not quite a stately home, but a large Hall, again in a local village.
When Laxton Junior School moved into its current, purpose-built premises in 2002 and as the number of pupils increased, another House, Whitmore, was created. Whitmore takes its name from the then chairman of The Governing Body. Mr Whitmore has since retired, but we are delighted that his son is a member of our Governing Body and is thus continuing the family tradition.
To ensure that we are not encouraging any split loyalties at home, all children from the same family will always represent the same House. House meetings are held throughout the year where children are able to discuss upcoming House events, possible charities to support and further develop their sense of collective purpose and identity within the Laxton Junior community.