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Every child belongs to one of our school house teams, helping to give a greater sense of belonging and pride as well as creating healthy competition between houses. House points are awarded to children as rewards for excellent work, outstanding behaviour, winning a place on Sports Day as well as achieving Star of the Week and Learner of the Week. At the end of the academic year, the house with the greatest number of house points is declared the winning team.

 

Our school houses are named after landmarks and a landowner in/near to Shenington village.

Lynchetts House (Green Team)

 

Lynchetts House is named after the fine example of strip lynchetts to the North of Shenington. Strip lynchets are characterised by the presence of terraces in the landscape which were once selions, a small open field used for growing crops in the medieval times, typically one furlong (about 200 metres) long and one chain (about 20 metres) wide.

 

See the "Shenington and Alkerton Historic Village Trail" leaflet at the bottom of the page, where “G2” shows the location of the strip lynchetts.

Oriel House (Red Team)

 

Oriel House is named after Oriel College in Oxford, who in the sixteenth century began to accumulate land in Shenington, resulting in them owning most of Shenington. In 1920-24 Oriel College sold the last of its Shenington properties.

 

See the "Shenington and Alkerton Historic Village Trail" leaflet at the bottom of the page, where “G” shows the location of Oriel Farm and “H” Oriel House.

Rattlecombe House (Yellow Team)

 

Rattlecombe House is named after Rattlecombe Valley near Shenington. There is reference to Rattlecombe Valley in The Polo Monthly (January 1920) - "Ultimately the fox with gallant effort passed beyond the village of Shenington, to end triumphant over hounds and huntsmen in the narrow valley known as Rattlecombe.” Rattlecombe Road, probably named after the valley, runs through Shenington village.

Shenlow House (Blue Team)

 

Shenlow House is named after Shenlow Hill, found to the West of Shenington. Shenlow Hill, at 227 metres above sea level, is the highest point on Edgehill and is notable for its panoramic views of eight counties.

 

See the "Shenington and Alkerton Historic Village Trail" leaflet at the bottom of the page, the introduction has information on Shenlow Hill.


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