More

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:
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 four in a row!

House Captain: Jeff Urquhart

I am honoured to be chosen for the role of House Captain for More. I have been a part of this house for all my time at Challoner and there’s been nothing better than seeing our house step up into the limelight. I hope to be an inspiration to all members of the house, no matter what year, and aid in winning the trophy for the third year in a row!

I ask that no matter your skills or interests you get involved and give everything a go. There is no community without the individuals, and we need all of us working together to come out on top. We’ve shown through and through that More spirit is second to none! 

As your house captain, I am prepared to go the extra mile for my house, and to support in any way I can, so don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Here’s to another year of More being victorious!