Namesake: Richard Baxter (1615-1691) a prominent English churchman of the 1600s.
He was a peacemaker who sought unity among Protestants and yet he was a highly independent thinker and at the centre of any major controversy in England during his lifetime.
Born in Rowton, Shropshire to parents who undervalued education, Baxter was largely self-taught. He became even better known for his prolific writing and his Christian dictionary contains over one million words.
His autobiography and his pastoral guide 'The Reformed Pastor' is still widely read today.
Head of House: Mrs Laura Heath
House Captain : Victoria Butler
Deputies: Sophie Butler, Adam Portman, Ella Sharp, Harry Betton