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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life


The school has four ‘houses’: Fawbert, Barnard, Gibberd and Moore.  The first two earn their place as the founders of the school.  Sir Frederick Gibberd was the Master Planner of Harlow New Town and the artist Henry Moore lived not far from Harlow and was commissioned to create a piece for the New Town.

Children collect reward tokens for their houses which are announced weekly.   There are rewards for the house each half term with the highest attendance and overall tokens.  House captains organise the houses to vote for the reward they would like to have if they are successful.  There are also cups and shields for sports and fun events. 

Children are placed in the same house as older siblings as far as possible.  From time to time we work together in houses, for example in curriculum weeks.

Best House  – highest half termly attendance

Autumn 1 2022 Barnard
Autumn 2 2022 Fawbert
Spring 1 2023 Fawbert
Spring 2 2023 Moore
Summer 1 2023 Gibberd
Summer 2 2023 Fawbert

Pancake race 

2023 Fawbert
2020 Moore
2019 Fawbert

Sports day 


Overall winners

  2023    Fawbert
  2022   Gibberd
  2021   Fawbert
  2020   Moore
  2019   Fawbert
  2018   Gibberd
  2017   Fawbert
  2016   Fawbert

Best House – highest Half termly tokens 

Autumn 1 2022 Moore
Autumn 2 2022 Gibberd
Spring 1 2023 Fawbert
Spring 2 2023 Barnard
Summer 1 2023 Barnard
Summer 2 2023 Gibberd

Saunders cup for overall highest attendance 

2023 Fawbert  
2022 Fawbert  
2019 Moore  
2018 Moore  
2017 Gibberd  
2016 Gibberd  

Trustees Trophy for overall best house

2023 Gibberd
2022 Moore
2019 Moore
2018 Gibberd
2017 Fawbert
2016 Gibberd