All children are allocated a house when they join The Dawnay and inter-house competitions are organised regularly for sporting events and other competitions. Children may be awarded house-points for the effort that they put into their work, their behaviour, their helpfulness, their thoughtfulness or anything else deemed worthy by any member of staff.
The houses are:
When a child achieves 25 house-points, they are presented with a certificate in assembly; 50 house-points gains a bronze wrist band, 75 a silver band and 100 a gold band. Bands are also presented in assembly.