Richard Challoner School


House Colour: Sky Blue
Feast Day: 22nd June

Thomas More was born on 7 February 1478 in London, the son of a successful lawyer. As a boy, More spent some time in the household of John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury. He later studied at Oxford, and qualified as a lawyer, although he did contemplate becoming a monk. He later was made a chancellor to Henry VIII. Whilst serving as Henry’s secretary, speech-writer, chief diplomat, advisor and confidant, More also was a passionate defender of Catholic orthodoxy. He also was a writer, his most famous work being ‘Utopia’, a book that started a whole genre of fiction. When Henry declared himself head of the Church of England, More refused to acknowledge him. More offered to keep quiet about his views but Henry thought he might be an example to others. He was tried for treason at Westminster and on 6 July 1535 was executed on Tower Hill.

More House History:
2022/23 –
1st Place
2021/22 – 1st Place
2020/21 – 1st Place
2019/20 – 1st Place
2018/19 – 1st Place
2017/18 – 3rd Place
2016/17 – 3rd Place
2015/16 – 4th Place
2014/15 – 5th Place
2013/14 – 5th Place
2012/13 – 1st Place

Head of House: Mr Carpenter

“If something is worth doing, it is worth doing well.”

The above quote is something I try to live by and an attitude I think everyone in More House should adopt. Get involved in the house events and give everything you have to give at every opportunity. The more you put in the more you will get out. As an ex Challoner student I can assure you that the memories you make at extra curricular events like these are the ones you will remember for the rest of your life.

Learn from the older students, inspire the younger ones. Try something new. Go outside of your comfort zone. Just make sure you give it 110%.

Well done for the fantastic effort you put in last year! Hopefully this year we can defend our title again and make it six in a row!

House Captain: Sam

Since joining Richard Challoner and More House in year 7, I have been fortunate enough to be able to compete in a wide range of events in many different fields through the House system. From the Super Six events to smaller competitions in games, I have always tried to get involved. Therefore, I am thrilled to have been chosen as this year's House Captain for More. I hope to be able to inspire others to get involved, and most importantly enjoy the plethora of opportunities, as much as I have.


More House is the most successful house and is currently on the longest winning streak in the history of the competition; I am proud to be a House Captain during our “Renaissance” era. However, in order to keep it this way, we cannot allow ourselves to become complacent and must maintain our drive to win “More” House competitions!


I really look forward to working with everyone, all the way from year 7 to the staff in More House, and I would encourage everyone to get involved as much as you can and really enjoy all the opportunities available to you. Remember, the “More” you put in, the “More” you will get out!