The House system at Barton Court was officially launched in 2011, with four houses: Wilberforce, Pankhurst, Einstein and Nightingale. A further house was added in 2016 in order to account for the expanding size of the school, moving from four form entry to five form entry. The fifth house is Turing.
Each house is led by a member of staff as house leader, and two house captains who are members of the Sixth Form. Each house has a colour assigned and this is displayed on the house flash, which is worn above the badge on students’ blazers. Wilberforce is blue, Pankhurst is yellow, Einstein is red, Nightingale is green and Turing is purple. Students also have a house T shirt, which they wear when competing in house sports events.
Houses compete with each other both in year and inter year in a range of competitions, which are expanding year on year. Barton Court Points, which are awarded for academic and extracurricular endeavours contribute to the house total, with the highest scoring house winning the House Cup each year. Sports Day is a huge house competition and the House Sports Shield is presented on this day. Students have house assemblies every term, where individual and collective success in the house is celebrated.