Cambridge High School has six "Houses", named after schools within Cambridge University. They are Kings (Red Crowns), Selwyn (Jade Dragons), Pembroke (Gold Lions) and Trinity (Blue Marlins) Churchill (White Knights) and Westcott (Black Warriors). Each House has a House Leader and Student Leaders.
Cambridge High School is a community of learners and the House system aims to reflect these core values.
The House system aims to give students an identity and sense of pride in a supportive, secure environment. The Houses provide for positive competition and a closer rapport between students and teachers. They also aim to help new staff and students adapt to the culture of Cambridge High School.
The Houses compete in a number of sporting, academic and cultural activities for points. The Year 9 classes for each House have an Academic Effort/Participation weekly record that also gains House points. Each term the winning House receives the House shield and other prizes.
The House system is an integral and vibrant part of the school's culture. The House system is designed to reflect and enhance the values of Cambridge High School as they are described in the charter.
The core values are explained as self-development, intellectual empowerment and life-long learning within the diversity and strength of our one community. The four 'cornerstones' of Cambridge High School are learning, tradition, respect and quality co-education. Together, these aspects make up the core values, philosophy, ideology of the school and they 'give us our clear direction and pathway'.