School Life

House System

Kinver High prides itself on its very active House System whereby all staff and students are assigned to one of four houses.

Our well-established house system comprising four houses: Grey, Lee, Somery and Whittington; all take their name from historical families with strong local associations.

Each house is identified by a colour

GreyYellow – the Grey family of Enville Hall

Head of House Grey – Mr O Davies

LeeRed – the Lee family who donated Kinver Edge to the National Trust

Head of House Lee – Mr E Parry

SomeryGreen – John de Somery, Earl of Dudley

Head of House – Mrs N Mouzer

WhittingtonBlue – the famous Whittington family of Whittington Manor House

Head of House – Miss E Brookes

As well as regular inter-house competitions throughout the year culminating in the annual Sports Cavalcade in the summer term, houses compete in the year long house point competition for the Allen Cup. It is awarded to the house with the greatest number of points.


Kinver High’s first House Competition for 2019-2020 is the Kinver High Bake Off!
Every student in the school has the opportunity to take part in this competition and are invited to bake a sweet or savoury product at home and bring it in for their form to judge. Each form will nominate two winning students to represent their House in the finals, which will be held in school later this term. Entries so far have been very impressive and competition between the four Houses is heating up!