House Colour: Royal Blue
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:
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: Finbarr Mennis

The house competition is something that has benefited me countless times over my time at the school and has given me memories that I will always remember. I am, therefore, honoured to be in the position now where I can help everyone in Fisher house find an opportunity to reap the benefits of the house system, hopefully in the form of a victory at the end of the year.

This year, in combining all our efforts, talents and enthusiasm, I know that we can be the strongest house in the competition. So, whether you’ve been a musician, actor or athlete for years or maybe never really considered it, I am going to push all of us to take part so we can achieve our full potential.

Fisher has been getting closer and closer to victory over the years but this year, with a ‘give it a go’ attitude, I know we can finally get the victory we deserve.