The house with the greatest number of points receives the beautiful Challenge Cup, which dates from 1932.
The houses are called:
ARCOS after the school organist Mr S. J. Taylor A.R.C.O. (Associate of the Royal College of Organists). Today the house is led by Mr Ben Barter.
ROVERS after Mr Franklin who was an Uppingham Rover (he played cricket for Uppingham Old Boys team). Today the house is led by Mrs Jill Garbett.
SEA KINGS after Mr C. Kingdom. Today the house is led by Miss Anna Lancefield.
VCs after Mr Vincent Conway. Today the house is led by Mrs Luisa Veitch.
Houses compete for various honours over the course of the year, including the collection of stars for good work, pluses for helpful behaviour, industry for effort, inter-house Music and Quiz competitions and, of course, through sports days, swimming galas, cross country and all of the team sports.
Results are announced in assemblies, in the weekly Bulletin newsletters and termly Prize Givings. Points are allocated for each honour won. The house that accumulates the greatest number of points each term receives the beautiful Challenge Cup which dates from 1932 with the house leader receiving a silver tankard dating from 1909. Each term the winning house receives a treat such as a trip to the cinema or bowling.