Namesake: Alfred Edward Housman (1859-1936) an English poet who wrote a collection of 63 poems, the most well known being 'A Shropshire Lad'; first published at his own expense after several publishers had turned it down.  

His colleagues and students were surprised by the emotional depth and vulnerability it revealed in an apparently distant and self-contained man.  

At first the book sold slowly, but during the Second Boer War (1899-1902) Housman's nostalgic description of rural life and young men's early deaths struck a chord with English Readers and the book became a bestseller.  His popularity increased during World War 1.

House Officials

Head of House: Mrs Jo Fathers

House Captain: Beth Salisbury

Deputy House Captains: Dan Parker, Sophie Brown, Niamh Mannion, Dan Smith

School Leader of Arts: Edwin Chinn

School Leader of Sports: Rhys Harrison, Emma Roberts

Buddy Mentors: Katie Hilbert, Ella Preston, Alex Iddles

Year 7 Buddy Mentors: Will Jervis, Isobel Manterfield

Prom Committee: Edward Lewis

Year Book Committee: Ella Green, Abbie Bennett, Ishbel Newman



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