As our Thoresby family goes from strength to strength and grows in size, we are keen to keep the small-school feel that Thoresby has always had.
Each child and member of staff belongs to one of four houses.
Parents and children have been consulted about the names of these houses and together we decided on:
Larkin (after local poet and librarian Philip Larkin),
Garbutt (after David Parkinson Garbutt, a well-known local architect who owned and developed the land around the school),
Campbell (after local Olympic gold- medal winning boxer Luke Campbell MBE) and
Mackaill (after Dorothy Mackaill, a famous Hollywood silent film actress who attended Thoresby).
Each house has its’ own colour and children wear their house badges with pride.
Children competed to design a shield for each house. There are staff and year group champions for each house.
So far, children have competed at sports events in their house colours, most recently in relay races, and weekly attendance is measured for pupils in each house. A display in the hall shows how many mini trophies each house has won.