The House system at Boston Grammar School is an important part of who we are and an example of what makes us different.
Each House has a specific colour that is reflected in the ties students wear. Wherever pupils are in school, at whatever age, students know and recognise that they are part of a team.
Colour - Blue
This name commemorates the earliest known reference to a Grammar School in Boston. In 1329, the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln appointed Robert de Muston, clerk, as Master to the Grammar School at Boston.
Colour - Red
William Gannock was Mayor of Boston in 1567, the year in which the building of our School Hall was completed. His name appears on the large stone over the door at the North end of the Hall.
Colour - Yellow
John Laughton of Boston, gentleman, in his will dated 27 November, 1707, left a sum of money to provide for the school. The choice of master was left to the Vicar and Headmaster of the Grammar School. The school was situated in Wormgate.
In 1909, a scheme drawn up by the board of Education readjusted the uses of the money and applied it to help educate children of the Freeman of the Borough of Boston and for several other purposes. The residue was to go to the Governing Body of Boston Grammar School for the purposes of that Foundation.
Colour - Green
Thomas Parry left in 1875, money to pay the fees of five boys at the Grammar School. These were to be chosen one from each of five named elementary schools. He also founded the Parry Gold Medal to be awarded to 'the Boy who being (except previous Medallists) the achiever of the highest results in Boston Grammar School'.
House Points are given as rewards for a wide variety of reasons, for example; excellent work, going above and beyond expectations, representing the school at external events, or attending some of the extra-curricular clubs. House points are reviewed weekly during tutor time.
Each House also has its own student leaders through the Prefect Team. Part of the House Captain's role is to increase the number and range of activities that are offered as part of the House structure. There are also competitions held between Houses, ranging across the usual sporting events, extra-curricular and individual subject contests spanning all years.
At the end of the academic year, the annual House Trophy is presented to the House with the most House Points.