School Houses

Warden Hill Primary School has four Houses represented by the colours green, yellow, blue and red and are named after rivers that flow through the Cotswolds. Children are assigned to a House in year one, and stay in that House thoughout their time at the school. House points are awarded for good behaviour and good work. At the end of each term, children in the House with the most Points earn a free non-school uniform day.

More About The Rivers…

The Rivers Churn, Coln, Leach and Windrush all flow through the Cotswolds valleys and are all tributaries of the River Thames, which rises in the Cotswolds near Kemble in Gloucestershire.


The River Churn rises at Seven Springs near Cheltenham and flows south across the Cotswold dip slope, passing through Cirencester and joining the River Thames near Cricklade in Wiltshire. Its length is approximately 25 kilometres.

The river Churn at Cirencester


The River Coln rises at Brockhampton to the east of Cheltenham, and flows in a south/south-easterly direction through the Cotswold Hills. It is a rich limestone stream and flows through Andoversford, Withington, Fossbridge, Bibury, Coln St Aldwyns and Fairford. It joins the River Thames to the south-west of Lechlade.

Coln St. Aldwyns


The River Leach rises in the village of Hampnett (near Northleach), about ten miles east of Cheltenham. It is approximately 18 miles (29 km) long although in parts of its course it becomes a seasonal bourn, only running above ground when there is sufficient rainfall. The River Leach runs through Northleach, The Eastleaches, Southrop, Little Farringdon and joins the Thames at Lechlade.

Views from the clapper bridge at Eastleach Martin.


The River Windrush rises at Cutsdean, in the Cotswold Hills in Gloucestershire, Northeast of Taddington. It flows for about 40 miles (64 km) through Bourton-on-the-Water and the village of Windrush, into Oxfordshire and through Burford, Witney, Ducklington and Standlake. It meets the Thames at Newbridge.

From Burford Bridge