Boys are all placed into one of the four Houses and the school tie incorporates a coloured stripe denoting the wearer's House, yellow, red, blue or green respectively.
There are house competitions in all the major sports, and also chess and music, points are awarded for these events. In the Lower School, merits are are given for good work, notable effort and praiseworthy actions. At the end of the academic year all points awarded are totalled and the winning house captain is presented with the 'Times Shield'. All house trophies are on display in the Main Hall.