House System

Working together

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”  Henry Ford

Burgess Hill Girls has a real sense of community in all that it does and stands for. The relationships formed between students and their teachers, across the whole school, have a unique feeling of warmth and friendliness with a real sense of purpose whatever the event or activity they may be involved in.

Healthy competition

The Schools’ House System is a prime example where fun, excitement, healthy competition and being out of your comfort zone takes place in order to be crowned the best house at the end of the academic year.

“The friendly rivalry between the four houses – Pankhurst, Austen, Watson and Williams – forms the basis for many activities throughout the school.” (Liz Laybourn, Head)

Inter-House Competitions include:

  • Netball / Hockey / Rounders / Tennis / Athletics / Cross Country
  • Public Speaking/ Debating
  • Chess
  • Performing Arts Competition
  • Founders’ Day Challenge and so much more…