Brandon House’s designated House colour is blue, this can be seen in the school ties, in the PE kit and in the Main Hall, where House-colour themed paintings by St Clere’s students are displayed.
Head of House
Head of Brandon House is Miss Brooks.
“Last year we were crowned House Championship winners – let’s aim for the same again this year! Two third places, two second places, and an amazing 4 first places contributed to the overall first place. Our House charity this year is Alzheimer’s Charity and we have had two successful charity events to raise money for this great cause. The Hot Chocolate Morning raised £65.00 and our ‘Rock Your Socks’ event raised £126.00!”
Your House Captains this year are:
Cassandra Aina and Ruth Akinfe
Grace Enever, Lewis Cutting and Rory Cox.
If you have any ideas for more House events, please inform Miss Brooks or one of your House Captains.
(We are still waiting on applications for a boy House Captain and also a boy Sports Captain.)
Brandon House is named after Sir William Brandon (1448 – 1485). William Brandon married Elizabeth Bruyn, from South Ockendon and their son Charles Brandon later became the 1st Duke of Suffolk. As Henry Tudor’s standard-bearer, William was killed Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 by King Richard III himself.
The tide of battle turned however and Henry Tudor defeated Richard III to become Henry VII of England and Wales, bringing an end to the Wars of the Roses.
The defeated King Richard was buried in a Friary in Leicester, but his remains were discovered as the ‘King in the Car Park’ in 2013.