College Houses

All students when they join Christ's College are allocated into one of our four College Houses; Austen, Redgrave, Turner and Sibley.  Each of the Houses have been named after a historical figure of the past.

Jane Austen  (Born - an English novelist in the18th Century.  Her writing was unique at that time, writing humour along with er realism, and social commentary. She wrote classics such as Pride And Prejudice, Sense And Sensibility and Emma.

Sir Steve Redgrave -  (Born 23rd March 1962)  is a British retired rower who won gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000.  He also won three Commonwealth Games gold medals and nine World Rowing Championship golds.  He is the most successful male rower in Olympic history.

Jospeh Mollard William Turner -  (Born 23r April 1775) was an English romantic painter, printmaker and water colourist.  He is known for his expressive and colourisations, imaginative landscapes and turbulent, often violent marine paintings. 

Dame Antionette Sibley  - (Born 27th February 1939)  is a British ballerina.  She joined the Royal Ballet from the Royal Ballet School in 1956 and became a soloist in 1960.  After retirement from dancing in 1989 she became President of the Royal Academy of Dance in 1991.

Throughout the year, students from all four houses compete in inter-house competitions to win The Dearing Cup. Our aim is that everybody gets a chance to represent their house in some way or another.

The Dearing Cup named after the late Lord Ron Dearing who was a man deeply involved in education at the highest levels of government,   In 1994, he shaped the National Curriculum that every school teaches today.  In 2007 he lobbied government to make sure a new building for Christ's College was build on the current site.

Inter-house Competitions

  • Festival of the Arts - a dance, drama and music festival (October)
  • Football Competition (November)
  • Handball Competition (December)
  • Netball & Basketball Competition (Spring Term)
  • Other events will include Business Enterprise activities at Christmas and Easter, Maths Code Breaking and DT Engineering Bridge Building.
  • Department competitions
  • Sports Day in the Summer term.

Click here for our Competitions and Challenges website page.

House Winners

  • 2011  Turner
  • 2012  Sibley
  • 2013  Austen
  • 2014  Austen
  • 2015  Sibley
  • 2016  Redgrave
  • 2017  Austen
  • 2018   Austen
  • 2019   Austen
  • 2020   Austen
  • 2021   Redgrave


Each House has student and staff representatives who help to keep students informed of activities, competitions and encouraging when needed to take part in events.

Inter-house Football Competition  - Week Beginning 1st November 2021

Students have the opportunity to, take part in a 6 a side inter-house football competition, in order to gain points towards the 'Dearing Cup', at the end of the year.

Students will need to bring PE kit. We would also recommend that students wear shin pads and boots where possible.

Wednesday 3rd November Year 7 Girls 3.15pm - 4.30pm
  Year  9 Girls  
  Year 9 Boys  
  Year 10 Boys  
Thursday 4th November Year 7 Boys 3.15pm - 4.30pm
  Year 8 Girls  
  Year 8 Boys  
  Year 10 Girls  

Students will need to speak with their house leaders and the PE department if they would like to take part. 


Our annual Festival Of The Arts took place on Friday 15th October 2021

This year the inter-house competition in Drama presented an abridged version of 'Romeo and Juliet'. The inter-house competition in Music had a theme 'Force of Nature' and Dance celebrated with a theme of 'Carnivale'.


Austen 4348 Redgrave 3913 Sibley 3442 Turner 4029
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