Deacon is the newest of the day houses – we now have just over 70 children aged 7-13 who love spending time here with their friends. Pool, table tennis and table football are some of the most popular activities and it’s not unusual to see groups from several different years joining in together on one of the activities. There are also spaces for quieter activities – origami and colouring and also some creative play with Lego. We have lots of fun together and enjoy the chance to be in the house to have a bit of time out from the busy school routine. The children really look out for each other and there is a strong sense of identity as a Deacon Dragon which is really apparent in house events. It’s lovely to see how well they work as a team and we have a very strong ethos of inclusion and acceptance so that all the children are able to represent their house at these events. We aim to make Deacon a safe place where each individual is celebrated for their own unique personality and can really make the most of who they are.