At Edward Peake C of E (VC) Middle School we operate a vertically tiered house system which is designed to nurture teamwork, leadership and cooperation skills. The houses are named after notable historical characters from Biggleswade: Albone (green), Penrose (red), Ryland (blue) and Tealby (gold). A range of sporting, artistic and academic activities take place throughout the year using house teams. These include events such as ‘Sport for All Day’, ‘Maths Champion’, House quizzes and Key Stage art competitions.

Children can gain house points by participating in house events, demonstrating the school values and making a positive contribution in lessons. The house cup is awarded on a half termly basis and the winning house is rewarded for their efforts – often with a non-uniform day.