DCGS has a long tradition of House Competitions. From the 1920s to the 1970s there were four houses at the school - Challoner, Hampden, Milton and Penn - all named after renowned Buckinghamshire residents. The house system was abolished during the 1970s, but reinstated in 2004. Upon entry to the school, students are allocated to one of six houses - Foxell, Holman, Newman, Pearson, Rayner and Thorne - all of which are named after previous headmasters.

A vast range of competitions are keenly contested during the course of the year with the winning house being presented with the House Shield. There are currently over 70 competitions contested annually, ranging from sports, drama and music to orienteering and code-breaking. It encourages participation from all members of each house and also gives significant opportunities for taking on responsibility with approximately 90 boys involved each year as Captains, Deputy Captains, Mentors or Representatives.

Follow your house on Twitter

FoxellHolman
NewmanPearson
RaynerThorne

House representatives

Foxell

Captains: Callum Hodson, James Galvin and Varoonan Sritharan

Sixth Form Mentors for Year 7
William Lea, Elliot Naylor, Varoonan Sritharan and William Driscoll

Form representatives
Year 7: George Day and George Edwards
Year 8: Rui Araujo and Bailey Cameron
Year 9: Karun Biring and Sam Woodroff
Year 10: Babashola Saleh and Sharan Kalamohan
Year 11: Joshua Drummond and Ben Nicholls

Staff: Mrs Adams, Mrs Akerman, Mrs Atkinson, Mrs Blake, Mr Buchanan, Mr Buckland, Mr Butler, Ms Byrne, Mr Cadman and Mrs Challis

Holman

Captains: Sachin Kapadia, Emma Taylor and Charlie Barraclough

Sixth Form Mentors for Year 7
Felix Gibson, Yuuki Hodgson-Sakamoto, Zahra Rehemtulla and Jasprit Babraha

Form representatives
Year 7: Tom Craddock and Ethan Bullock
Year 8: William Grief-King and Milind Kamath
Year 9: William Craddock and Joshua Britten
Year 10: William Newman and Ewan Mayhew
Year 11: Rishi Shah and Fyraaz Ahmed

Staff: Mrs Adi, Mrs Baker, Mrs Black, Mrs Burton and Mr Bushe

Newman

Captains: Henry King, Ben Race and Gianluca Abbate

Sixth Form Mentors for Year 7
John Westall, Emily Bambridge, George Pickford and Isaac Gresham

Form representatives
Year 7: Seb Mukherjee and Harry Smith
Year 8: Nicholas MacLauchlan and Peter Steward
Year 9: Joshua Massey and Finn Henry
Year 10: Akshay Patel and Sullivan Burnside
Year 11: Harry Doan and Hamish Barnard

Staff: Mr Abbas, Mr Allison, Mr Atkinson, Mrs Borrell, Mr Buckridge and Mrs Burnett

Pearson

Captains: Zachary Collingbourne, Freddie Lawson and Matthew Bellamy

Sixth Form Mentors for Year 7
Hugo O'Hanlon, Rohan Sahota, Calumn Burrell and Carl Hynes

Form representatives
Year 7: Seb Mellows and George Kite
Year 8: Saajan Jassy and Luke Corey
Year 9: Cameron Quinn and Appomattox Byrd
Year 10: Daniel Cox and Vandan Somani
Year 11: Trinabh Achari and Dhiren Babbar

Staff: Mrs Beedell and Mr Burn

Rayner

Captains: Dominic Dunster, Jonny Grint and Adam Swede

Sixth Form Mentors for Year 7
Joe Dwyer, Ben Coombes, Caitlin Frank and Kirsty Lawrie

Form representatives
Year 7: Dante Du Preez and Jake Kearns
Year 8: Abid Zaman and Liam Murphy
Year 9: Luke John and Dylan Woolven
Year 10: Zain Mobarik and Drew Cordiner
Year 11: James Jarman and Charles Page

Staff: Mr Ambrose, Miss Ashton, Mrs Beazley, Miss Bristow, Mr Bristow and Mr Chaplin

Thorne

Captains: Monty Weatherall, Yaseen Valjy and Sam Hennell

Sixth Form Mentors for Year 7
James Tomlin, Devan Owen, Jonny Carr and Mack Pegram

Form representatives
Year 7: Aaron Arora and Joshua Oakley
Year 8: Charles Tollerfield and Anay Toolsee
Year 9: Rory Collins and Jamie Carruthers
Year 10: Jack Payne and Max Iyengar
Year 11: Harvey Hall and Luqmaan Ahmed

Staff: Mr Ampah-Korsah, Mr Anning, Mrs Beasley, Miss Binnion and Mrs Casey