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:
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! To win three out of four of the 'Super Six' events that took place was incredible. Hopefully this year we can defend our title again and make it three in a row!

House Captain: Rojean Salehi

Having only joined the school recently and being a Female House captain in an all-boys school I feel as though I can bring new ideas to the House and my drive for success will be a great asset in helping More House to achieve the win for the third year in a row.

Most importantly, we will need all your efforts to maintain that superior and determined attitude that More house has shown. Whether or not you perceive yourself to be an artist or a musician it is about having fun, giving it a go and learning new things which I will motivate you all to do this year.

And finally if you see me around I would love to get to know as many of you as I can, so please feel free to say hi or come to me if you need someone to talk to or anything else.