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Houses and Sporting Colours

Although the 1965 prospectus makes references to four houses - Coleridge, Blake, Lister and Wright - by the 1980s the population of Quantock School was divided into two houses, Coleridge, whose colour was Royal Blue, and Fleming, which played in Emerald Green. The rivalry between the houses was naturally friendly but was always competitive, whether this was on the muddy rugby fields of Aley or on the green baize of the snooker table. Over the years, the balance of power between the two houses fluctuated frequently.

School coloursColeridge coloursFleming colours

Above: The sporting colours of Quantock School. Left: The school colours. This consisted of green and white hooped jersey, black shorts and black socks with white turnovers. Centre: Coleridge House colours. Members of Coleridge house wore a Royal Blue jersey, and shorts could be either white or black. The socks were standard school issue - black with white turnovers. Right: The colours of Fleming House. Flemingites wore emerald green jerseys, and, like their counterparts, wore either black or white shorts and standard issue socks.

The Quantock School rugby team

Above: A photograph of the Quantock School rugby team from the early 1980s. They are wearing the green and white hooped jerseys and black shorts; a few members are wearing non-regulation socks, however!

The school competed at inter-school level in a number of sports, including football, rugby union, cricket and athletics; inter-house competietion was far more varied, and also included indoor sports such as indoor football and basketball, and games such as chess, backgammon, quiz and snooker. Each house had a House Leader - a member of staff - and three senior year representatives, the House Captain, Sports Captain and House Secretary or Executive Officer. Inter-house competitions were decided on the traditional two points for a win system, and points were accumulated over the course of the school year.

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