Richard Challoner School


House Colour: Purple
Feast day: 22nd June

Fisher was born around 1469. He was the son of a merchant and was educated at Cambridge University. He was later appointed a Chancellor – a post he held up to 1535. Fisher was a stout defender of the doctrine of the Catholic Church and in April 1534 he refused to take the oath required by the Succession Act. This required Fisher to take an oath that repudiated the Pope and validated the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Several attempts were made to get Fisher to swear the oath, but he refused. Under the newly passed Treason Act, his refusal was construed as treason and Fisher was put on trial, charged with a crime that carried the death sentence. It was at this time that Pope Paul III made Fisher a Cardinal – a move that infuriated Henry and almost certainly condemned him to death (if he had not been already). John Fisher was put on trial on 17th June 1535, found guilty of treason and executed on 22nd June 1535, at Tower Hill.

Fisher House History:
2022/23 –
5th Place
2021/22 – 4th Place
2020/21 – 3rd Place
2019/20 – 2nd Place
2018/19 – 2nd Place
2017/18 – 5th Place
2016/17 – 5th Place
2015/16 – 3rd Place
2014/15 – 4th Place
2013/14 – 2nd Place
2012/13 – 3rd Place

Head of House: Miss Cook

‘The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. ‘

Having started my Head of House role with the above motto, it is clear we do have a really strong team. 

I want every single one of you to think what you can do for your house this year- whether it’s crawling to victory in the pool; putting yourself under the spotlight for the drama; singing your way into the house music event- every contribution helps, massively!

I feel extremely privileged and excited to be part of Fisher house and I hope you do too!

Fisher can:
D – Dedicate yourself to at least one house event- last term doesn’t count.
O – Own your talents- I’m looking forward to seeing what you fantastic bunch can do.

I – Inspire your fellow house members at events- support, train with everything!
T – Think about your own growth and experience at Challoner

You’re so lucky to have all these opportunities, make the most of them!

House Captain: Joe

Working as a team has always been a strong area in Fisher House. 2023 is now the time to come together as a team and pull together, so fisher returns back where we below! 

We have not won the house competition since I have been in school however after coming second twice, I think we have the skills to climb to the top of the mountain. 

I am convinced that Fisher will be able to go back to its roots of success. The team relies on help from every year group, so whoever you are and whatever your talent we challenge you to take part in as many house events as possible to increase our overall chance of success.

As your House captain, I aim to help lead our house to success. I am confident we can win the competition next year if we all pull together!