When you join us at The Gordon Schools you will be put into a House. There are four houses Badenoch, Fraser, Gordon and Seton – each house has a Guidance Teacher and a set of House Captains to help run the house. You will be in the same house from S1 all the way through to S6. You will have assemblies together, house activities and a chance to represent your house in sporting events throughout the year.


Houses compete to win the ‘House of the Month’ title. At the end of the academic year the house points are tallied and the winning house receives the coveted title of ‘House of the Year’. You can help your house by gaining merits which turn into house points. Members of staff can award house points by stamping your planner with a special merit stamp – there may be many reasons for you to receive a merit stamp. The criteria for awarding merit stamps are:-

– Improvement in behaviour and/or attitude

– Quality work

– Excellent individual achievement

– Support for school