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 and girls involved each year as Captains, Deputy Captains, Mentors or Representatives.

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House representatives

Foxell

Captains: Theo Weatherall, Yajur Krishnamurthy and Lucas Dhesi

Sixth Form Mentors for Year 7
Jai Daurka, Louis McAuley, Kiran Pandya and Harshitha Shirkay

Form representatives
Year 7: Sahen Pragash and Mark Nycyk
Year 8: Max Thomas and Ryan Cripps
Year 9: Jonathan Breed and Henry Matthews
Year 10: Oakley Denson, Barnaby Dunster, Manas Vyas and Finn Geppert
Year 11: and

Staff:  McAloon,  Cross,  Challis,  Priggs,  Clare,  Redmond,  Atkinson,  Cadman,  Byrne,  Smith,  Cullen,  Deadman,  Blake,  Whitby,  Snow,  Wojewodka,  Nott,  Butler,  Buchanan,  Hutchinson,  Akerman,  Buckland,  Laferton and  Spensley

Holman

Captains: Lucas Pickard, Rob Ellis and Charlotte Taylor

Sixth Form Mentors for Year 7
Cally Davis, William Newman, Ethan Tasou and

Form representatives
Year 7: and
Year 8: , Amaar Soomro and Rory Mills
Year 9: and
Year 10: Louis Nardone and Thomas Redmond
Year 11: Kayan Soomro and Deven Songra

Staff:  Robertson,  Narcisi,  Healy,  Adi,  McShane,  Webb,  Fifield,  Greiff,  Green,  Britton,  Baker,  Instone,  Gledhill,  Connell,  Thompson,  Currums,  Porter,  Grant,  Burton,  Holloway,  Cronin,  Bushe,  Black and  Almada da Silva

Newman

Captains: Josh Tollerfield, Charles Rollins and Issie Smith

Sixth Form Mentors for Year 7
Katie Budden, Lindi Fang, Shreelakshmi Iyengar and

Form representatives
Year 7: and
Year 8: Jatin Dahiya and Samuel Karseras
Year 9: Divit Kelmani, Luca Ward and Nathan Cleaver-Brown
Year 10: and
Year 11: Cameron Cork, Dylan Morgan, Amar Bawa and Jasper Lawson

Staff:  Sealy,  Popely,  Malin,  Watts,  Morgan,  Walker,  Collins,  Krusche,  Krishnaswamy,  Whittle,  Sharpe,  Jones,  Goodall,  Walker,  Wimbridge,  Fermont,  Ravenscroft-Hull,  Harrington,  Atkinson,  Lunnon,  Borrell,  Lennard,  Abbas and  Sutton

Pearson

Captains: Alex Aldred, Henry Klean and Luke Brown

Sixth Form Mentors for Year 7
Vaishnavi Dokka, Fionn Hughes, Simran Jarman and Srishruthi Thirumalai

Form representatives
Year 7: Ben Hunter and Lakindu
Year 8: Deelan Vala and George Austin
Year 9: and
Year 10: Will Perrin Cocon and Ed Bellamy
Year 11: Luke Corey and Charlie Haines

Staff:  Sharp,  Sarahs,  Rodgers,  Wojcik,  Sanders,  Flattery,  Gregan,  Parkinson,  Mauro,  Hasan,  Beedell,  Main,  Jones,  Carpignani,  Pontin,  Kellas,  Shelley,  Latham,  Dawes,  Silvester,  Freeman,  Burn,  Colquhoun and  Keen

Rayner

Captains: Tom Zandonati, Owen Price and Zain Mobarik

Sixth Form Mentors for Year 7
Charlie Bracegirdle, Yusuf Doha, Ashni Tailor and Alexander Walker

Form representatives
Year 7: and
Year 8: Aydar Usenov, Maximus Wilkinson, James Skrabski and Benedict Taylor
Year 9: Jake Downton and Sammy Hall
Year 10: Brandon Murphy, Luke Holloway, Patrik Roberts and Alex Shepherd
Year 11: and

Staff:  Shepherd,  Sebrell,  Knight,  Woodhouse,  Orr,  Thompson,  Bristow,  Hamill,  Flower,  Trueman,  Agius,  McIntosh,  Day,  Dale,  Prime,  Hearn,  Sinden,  Dobby,  Ashton,  Nicolson,  Beazley,  Kamperis,  Ambrose,  Elliott and  Unnikrishnan

Thorne

Captains: Sudhir Sahota, William Reeves and Miles Purnell

Sixth Form Mentors for Year 7
Ishaan Bijjala, Daniel Nakisa, Sargam Sharma and Robert Treloar

Form representatives
Year 7: and
Year 8: Henry Lambert and Charlie Tang
Year 9: Edward Newhams and Carson Wong
Year 10: James Morley and Arun Bangay
Year 11: and

Staff:  Whitby,  Wallington-Smith,  Nieboer,  Watson,  Paterson,  Hill,  Cornelius,  Kennedy,  Halpin,  Ince,  Nicholls,  McKay,  Davies,  Burnett,  Hill,  Lowry,  Sutcliffe,  Graham,  Binnion,  Millar,  Casey,  Slingsby,  Anning and  Tansley