House System

We have six ‘Houses’ at Friern Barnet School. Each House has its own unique colour and name. All of our Houses are named after venues associated with the performing arts.

Aldwych (Blue)

The Aldwych theatre opened on 23rd December 1905, it has hosted a mixture of plays, comedies and musical theatre and was home to the Royal Shakespeare Company for over 20 years! 

Barbican (Green)

The Barbican is Europe’s largest multi-arts venue, presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and educational events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra. 

Cottesloe (Red)

The Cottlesloe Theatre is part of the National theatre complex on London’s South Bank, a flexible theatre space that has seen some of the most innovative and pioneering productions in recent years. 

Dominion (Yellow)

The Dominion Theatre opened on 3rd October 1929 and is home to theatre, live shows and cinema. It seats over 2000 people making Dominion one of the largest theatres in the West End. 

Empire (Purple)

Built in 1901, the Hackney Empire with its electric lights, central heating and in-built projection box was a technological wonder of its time! The Empire is renowned for its inspirational work with schools and young people. 

Forum (Pink)

The Forum was originally built as an art deco cinema in 1934 but is now one of the most well-known places to play in London and continues to host some of the most popular acts in music. 

Each year, the Houses have the opportunity to compete against each other at Sports Day.