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Thomlinson Junior School

Learning through experience and adventure

House Groups

From starting school in Year 3, all children attending Thomlinson Junior School are placed into one of four house groups: Blencathra, Catbells, Ling or Skiddaw.  Due to our close proximity to the Cumbrian fells, all of our house groups are named after some of our favourite places!  


In September 2022, we ran a whole school competition to help design new logos for our houses.  Many designs were chosen from throughout the school and were used to create the final logos - we are so pleased with them!

House Groups

The children collect house points through their achievements in school.  This could include, but is not limited to:

  • Star of the Week
  • Sports Star of the Week
  • Dojo Leader top 3
  • Head Teacher's Award
  • TT Rock Star Star of the week


We add our tokens into our house point counter when we receive them in our Celebration Assemblies.  

Each house competes to collect the most House Points per term.  The winning house will all receive a 'treat' the following term - this is chosen by the whole house group with Mrs Maxwell and Mrs Brown.  Skiddaw won for Autumn 2022 and went to Clip 'n' Climb in Maryport, as did Catbells in Spring 2023 and Blencathra in Summer 2023!  


The scores reset to zero for the next term, giving everyone the chance to win a treat!

Each house is also represented by one of the four Thomlinson Junior School values; Respect, Tolerance, Courage and Responsibility.  The logo designs include images that the children felt best represented these values.  


We often give out special awards to children who have particularly demonstrated one of these values, either in or outside of school.