The House System at Bishop Cotton School
One of the oldest traditions of Bishop Cotton is the House system.
The House system provides a strong pastoral unit within the school, a sense of identity, and is also the means for healthy competition in sports, and the creative and performing arts When they join Bishop Cotton each boy is allocated one of four houses – Curzon, Ibbetson, Lefroy and Rivaz. They remain with that House throughout their time at the school.
Each House has its own distinct traditions. Members of the same family will usually join the same House and generations of Old Cottonians remain fiercely proud of their respective Houses.
The Houses are run by Housemasters. Each Housemaster has between eight and ten House Tutors working with him. Each House Tutor has about ten boys from Class VI to XII attached to him or her: These tutorial groups do not change so as to foster a strong relationship between the ward and guardian. The tutors are responsible for the emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual health of their wards.