There are four houses at JAGS:

  • Bettany
  • Clarke
  • Desenfans
  • Holst

Inspired by significant people in our history: Caroline Bettany, pioneering Headmistress, Lilian Clarke, innovative Botany teacher, Margaret Desenfans, sponsor of Dulwich Picture Gallery and Gustav Holst, inspirational Music teacher. 

When you come to JAGS, you are allocated to a House for your whole time here, which helps instil an ethos of team work and partnerships.

Inter-house competitions take place each year in singing, drama and several sports with girls from all year groups working together to try to finish on top in the friendly rivalries.  

Each of the four Houses also raise money for a charity for which they choose amongst themselves. This year Bettany will be supporting the Women For Women International, Clarke chose Refuge, Desenfans opted for Imagine for Margo and Holst will support Young Minds. In the first term of 2017 Clarke raised £300, Bettany £850 whilst Holst and Desenfans have arranged guest talks at school assemblies to raise awareness of their causes. 

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