There are regular inter-house competitions, ranging from the inter-house football competition to inter-house debating competitions, in which the houses can gain house points which are then added to a running total and published in league tables, culminating in the annual inter-house league table.The newest house is Tod which will become the sixth house of the current school in September 2017 to accommodate the 30 new additional first year students, and named after one of the school's former Provosts.
In 1963 the Society provided the stained glass south window of the Chapel to celebrate its 125th anniversary, and in 1952 the Old Blues’ Memorial Library was presented in remembrance of the Old Blues who gave their lives in the two World Wars. The magazine is currently published annually and is almost entirely written and produced by students.
The magazine was first released in the Summer of 1949 under the leadership of the Provost John Bingham in order to show the 'fruits of hard work' and the activities, achievements, and involvement of the students and staff in school life.
There are approximately thirty students in a form and approximately 250 students per house.
The houses are governed by a House Council which are composed of Heads of House, House Deputies, Form Captains and a member of staff.
In subsequent years various other magazines written by students were produced as parodies of The Squirrel, most notably in the form of 'The Swivel' which gained an underground following and was particularly popular on account of the strong criticisms it leveled at the school and its masters.