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.

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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

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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

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Felix Gibson, Yuuki Hodgson-Sakamoto, Zahra Rehemtulla and Jasprit Babraha

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

Newman

Captains: Henry King, Ben Race and Gianluca Abbate

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John Westall, Emily Bambridge, George Pickford and Isaac Gresham

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

Pearson

Captains: Zachary Collingbourne, Freddie Lawson and Matthew Bellamy

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Hugo O'Hanlon, Rohan Sahota, Calumn Burrell and Carl Hynes

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Staff: Mrs Beedell and Mr Burn

Rayner

Captains: Dominic Dunster, Jonny Grint and Adam Swede

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Joe Dwyer, Ben Coombes, Caitlin Frank and Kirsty Lawrie

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

Thorne

Captains: Monty Weatherall, Yaseen Valjy and Sam Hennell

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James Tomlin, Devan Owen, Jonny Carr and Mack Pegram

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