A system of three Houses operates in the school:
- Campion (Yellow)
- Loyola (Red)
- Xavier (Green)
Siblings are kept together in the same House. The boys have Inter-House matches, competitions and meetings and soon identify, often very strongly, with their House and the sense of belonging which it brings. Each House has a House Leader (who is a member of staff) and all other staff have a particular allegiance to one House or another. There are regular House Assemblies to give notice of, or prepare for, competitions and generally to motivate the members of each House to gain more House Points.
House Points (called ‘Coupons’ at Donhead) are awarded for good performance and effort in all areas of School life. At the end of term all Coupons are counted and the winning House is given a House Tea.
In addition, Inter-House sport competitions are held in Rugby, Football, Cross-Country, Cricket and Athletics. An annual Inter-House Music Competition is held each March and House Sports Day is held each June. There are also House Competitions in General Knowledge and Chess held each year.