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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

"As the Heron captain, I love that I'm able to help out when needed and I like seeing the looks on pupil's faces when they receive awards, stickers and team points. I'm also so thankful to have been voted by the rest of my house!"

Heron Vice Captain

"I am grateful for being chosen as the vice captain of Heron and I am also pleased to have 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

"As the Biggs house captain, I am looking forward to seeing the looks on little children's faces when they get a reward and I like to help set up assemblies. I am also thankful that the other children in Biggs voted for me."

Biggs Vice Captain

"I like being the vice captain because the smiles on people's faces makes me happy. I feel this is a small school but it has a big heart."


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

"As the house captain of Swithins, I enjoy helping out and seeing the children earn rewards. I am very grateful for being voted as the captain of my house."

Swithins Vice Captain

"I like being the vice captain of my house. Seeing people's smile on their faces means so much to me."


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

"I am proud to be the house captain of Constable. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I love to give people stickers during assembly and see their faces when they come up to the front."

Constable Vice Captain

"I am glad I am a vice captain because I like to set an example of others and see the smiles on people's faces when they get awards."