Richard Challoner School


House Colour: White
Feast day: 19th May

Born in 910 near Glastonbury, Dunstan was educated at Glastonbury Abbey by Irish monks. He served for a time with his uncle, Aethelhelm, Archbishop of Canterbury; then he was called to the court of King Athelstan. He later became a monk and was then ordained a priest by his uncle. Some years after ordination he lived at Glastonbury as a hermit; during this time he devoted his life to prayer, the study of music, literature and crafts. Following a two year exile in Flanders, Dunstan returned to England and was appointed Bishop of Worcester, then Bishop of London. Dunstan’s most influential period was during the sixteen year reign of King Edgar. During this time he was Archbishop of Canterbury and Chief Minister of State. When King Edgar died, Dunstan retired to Canterbury where he devoted the remainder of his life to teaching in the Cathedral School. St. Dunstan died peacefully on May 19th 988 and was buried in Canterbury Cathedral.

Dunstan House History:
2022/23 –
6th Place
2021/22 – 5th Place
2020/21 – 5th Place
2019/20 – 4th Place
2018/19 – 6th Place
2017/18 – 6th Place
2016/17 – 4th Place
2015/16 – 6th Place
2014/15 – 6th Place
2013/14 – 6th Place
2012/13 – 6th Place

Head of House: Miss Thompson

In the short time that I have been at Richard Challoner, the house system has been something that has really stood out to me and enticed me into the school community. After supporting students at multiple events in my first year at Challoner, I am over the moon to become head of Dunstan house this year. I feel privileged to begin this role and share my love of the arts and sports with students across all year groups and support them in trying new activities.


The courage, enthusiasm and team work of Dunstan house speak for themselves and show me that I am joining an amazing group of people who support each other to be the best that they can be. I want to encourage all students to move out of their comfort zones and get involved in as many activities as possible.


Choosing to have a go at a new sport or be part of the drama production may become your favourite memory of the year.


“You'll never be bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do.” (Dr Seuss)


Come along, get involved and have fun! I can’t wait to meet the Dunstan team and rise to the top this year.

House Captain: Sophie

I am incredibly excited to be the Dunstan house captain for the 2023/24 academic year. Despite only being at Richard Challoner for a short time, I have already grown to love its sense of community. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to apply my competitiveness and controlled risk taking to lead Dunstan to victory!

My main goal for this next year is to bring individuals out of their comfort zones, to try new activities, and to be the best we can be. As someone who loves competing in sport myself, I will work hard to ensure that even when we struggle, Dunstan will come back stronger and more united winners. 

I truly believe that Dunstan house is ready to accomplish great things this year, striving for greatness one competition at a time. Let's make it happen; go Dunstan!