South has a well-established and vibrant House System. The three Houses, Plymouth, Talbot and Vernon are named after early Bromsgrove landowners.
Each House is led by a member of staff, supported by a team of Tutors. The Houses are predominantly student led, providing many leadership opportunities, particularly in the Sixth Form.
All students gain credit for their House through attitude to learning, merits and attendance, which are awarded termly. There are winter and spring sports competitions for boys, girls and mixed House teams. In the summer term the PE department run athletics competitions culminating in a keenly fought sports day.
A highlight of the year for the House Calendar is the annual Eisteddfod in the Spring Term, which shows fiercely fought competition between choirs of up to 200 per house, all hoping to win the coveted Eisteddfod Cup. The Eisteddfod runs for two nights and competitions include Basketball, Dance, Drama, and vocal and instrumental performances. It is a night definitely not to be missed and is always well attended by the local community. The year is completed with the final Championship Assembly and the winners of the overall House Shield are announced to great acclaim.