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:
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 five in a row!

House Captain: Finlay

During my time at Richard Challoner, I have competed in an eclectic mix of house competitions for More - from the House Tennis competition to all of the Super Six. I hope to be able to inspire others to do the same. The experiences I have got out of participating in such events have been invaluable. 

More has entered something of a ‘Golden Age’. I am honoured to be a House captain during this period. However, I aim not to let complacency set in and hope to help guide the House to yet another victory so that More will extend the record as the most successful House in history.

Ultimately, I would encourage all of More House to get involved and enjoy your time in the house system and have fun! Remember the ‘More’ you put in, the ‘More’ you get out.

I look forward to being your house captain for the coming year.

Go More!