New House Names

10th January 2020

New House Names Announced!

On Tuesday, our Junior Leadership Team announced the new names for our school houses.  We received lots of suggestions from pupils and staff, but in the end the Junior and Senior Leadership Teams decided to name the houses after famous Nobel Laureates, in line with our school name.  These are:


Curie House (formerly Churchill House): Marie Curie was a Polish scientist who was chosen as the Nobel Laureate in Physics in 1903, and as the Laureate in Chemistry in 1911; she is the only woman to win two Nobel prizes, and was the first person to do so.

Einstein House (formerly Ennis-Hill House): Albert Einstein was selected as the Nobel Laureate in Physics in 1921; it is believed that he was dyslexic, but he overcame the challenges that he faced to become one of the most famous scientists in history.  His most famous discovery is E = mc2.

Gandhi House (formerly Hawking House): Mohandas 'Mahatma' (meaning 'great soul') Gandhi was a Hindu who is known as 'The Missing Laureate': he was due to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1948, but he was assassinated because of his peaceful campaign for freedom and equality in India, so they did not award the prize that year.

Malala House (formerly Watson House): Malala Yousafzai was the youngest ever Nobel Laureate when she was awarded the Peace Prize in 2014 in recognition of her fight to ensure that every girl around the world has the right to go to school.  She was shot in the left side of her head because of her campaign, but survived