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House Teams




                 Head Boy - William                                                              Head Girl - Imogen     




        Described by The Guinness Book of Records as “the world’s greatest living explorer”. Ranulph Fiennes is the only man alive ever to have travelled around the Earth's circumpolar surface (more people have been on the Moon!)

Born March 7, 1944 British adventurer, pioneering polar explorer, and writer, He is the first and only person to circumnavigate the whole planet through both the north and south pole. He travelled the whole way using only surface vehicles – no air travel.

After 2 unsuccessful and unlucky attempts to scale Mount Everest, he finally did it in 2009, as a 65-year-old man.

“There is of course never any point in crying over spilt milk – the key is to learn from failures and then to keep going”

House Lead: Mrs Read

Curriculum area represented: Humanities 

Archie                                                                             Florence

House Captain                                                                 Vice Captain





                   Benjamin Zephaniah is a British writer and dub poet. He was born and raised in Birmingham and is the son of a Barbadian postman and a Jamaican nurse. Benjamin is dyslexic and left school aged 13 unable to read or write.

His poetry is strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls "street politics". His first performance was in church when he was eleven.

He is now a successful poet and author, he has been awarded a number of degrees and listed as one of the top 50 post-war writers.

“We need young people to express themselves. The arts can allow them to speak in unique ways. It's all about the taking part.'


House Lead: Mrs Webb

Curriculum area represented: The Arts

Layla                                                                                 Gracie

House Captain                                                                 Vice Captain





Tim Peake is a former Apache pilot, flight instructor, test pilot and current European Space Agency astronaut. A veteran of 18 years’ military service, Tim has flown over 3,000 hours on operations worldwide.

Tim Peake became the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station and conduct a spacewalk during his six-month mission. He also ran the London marathon from space.

Tim Peake’s mission engaged more than two million students in outreach activities. He is an ambassador for STEM Education, The Prince’s Trust and the Scout Association.

“Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t do something you’ve set your heart on”

House Lead: Miss Hager

Curriculum area represented: STEM

   Yullia                                                                              Nithuna

House Captain                                                                 Vice Captain





Double Olympic Champion Col. Dame Kelly Holmes MBE is one of the UK’s most popular athletes, respected throughout the world as a role model and an inspiration.

Kelly was raised by her mum on a council estate in Kent. She attended the local secondary school where, due to the belief and support of her PE teacher, she pursued her talent at running.

Setting and still holding the British records in the 800m and 1000m, Kelly is an Olympic, Commonwealth and European champion that has achieved seven Gold, eight Silver and four Bronze medals throughout her career.

“I was 12 when I started and 34 before I achieved my dream, that should give people hope”

House Lead: Mrs Annecchiarico

Curriculum area represented: Hearts and Minds

    Aliza                                                                            Charlotte

House Captain                                                                 Vice Captain