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Our School Houses


Our red house, Heron, is named after Francis Heron, an eighteenth century benefactor who left money in his will to help the children in the Parishes of Humbleton, Fitling and Flinton. The Heron Trust's priority was to continue to support children living in the parish of Humbleton and surrounding villages of Flinton and Fitling, with grants when starting school, higher education or university. The Heron trust has provided a lot of support to Sproatley Endowed C of E Academy, most recently helping to fund our "Heron Room", a nurture space to aid with the provision of health and wellbeing support.

Read about The Heron Room's developments here.

Heron Captain

Sam - Captain: I am proud to be a house captain - it has helped me with my confidence and being a leader and I am happy to lead my house.

Heron Vice Captain

Mila - Vice Captain: I am grateful for being vice captain. l am happy because l have some responsibilities.


Our green house, Biggs, is named after The Bridgett Biggs Trust. Bridgett Biggs was the daughter of George Bewe (d. 1680), rector of Sproatley. She left the reversion of an estate in Sheffield, Penistone, and Ecclesfield for education in Sproatley by her will of 1733 or 1734. The Bridgett Biggs charity has grown throughout history and in more modern times, the trust has continued to support the school. They also helped fund the development of our nurture space, The Heron Room.

More information about the history of Sproatley and Bridgett Biggs can be found here.

Biggs Captain

Ruby - Captain: I like helping to set up the hall for worship. I am proud that everyone voted for me as I never thought I’d be chosen as captain. I like seeing the little ones looking up to us as role models and I’m proud to set a good example as House Captain.

Biggs Vice Captain

Mark - Vice Captain: It is a privilege to be Biggs vice captain and I love all of the good responsibilities that come with it.


Our yellow house, Swithins, is named after the links with our local church - St Swithins. The church plays an integral part in our school life, with children regularly visiting the church as part of whole school services and classes visiting the church to complete activities during their learning.

You can find out more information about St Swithins church here.

Swithins Captain

Ethan - Captain: I like being house captain because I get to set the example and be a good role model to the school.

Swithins Vice Captain

Tommy - Vice Captain: I like being vice captain because I like setting the standards and being important.


Our blue house, Constable, is named after the listed building located near the school, Burton Constable Hall. Burton Constable Hall is a large Elizabethan country house and is a Grade 1 listed building, meaning it is a "building of exceptional interest". It is set in a park designed by Capability Brown with an area of 300 acres and it has been the home of the Constable family for over 400 years. The hall and park are owned by the Burton Constable Foundation, a registered charity.

You can visit the Burton Constable Hall website by clicking here.

Constable Captain

Albie - Captain: I like being house captain of Constable because I can look after the other kids and set a good example to everyone.

Constable Vice Captain

Sophie - Vice Captain: My favourite part of being a vice captain is being a good example in the hall and helping everyone get it right.