Head of House: Mr O’Neil
Tutor Teams 2015-2016
BCBA Mrs Bauwens & Mrs Smith - G5
BCW Mrs Windrum - F1
BEP Miss Pickard - Lab 6
BKLF Mrs Fulford - ED
BNE Mrs Edwards - G2
BRC Mr Clements - F5
BRD Miss Davison & Mrs Kemp - Lab 9
BRWI Mr Williams - Lab 5
BSDE Mrs Denley - MS
"I am no bird: and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will"
- Jane Eyre (1847) by Charlotte Brontë.
Charlotte Brontë, born in Thornton in North Yorkshire, was one of the three Brontë sisters, and worked as a novelist. She was born in 1816, and died in 1855, and together with her second youngest sister Emily, is one of the most famous and celebrated novelists of all time.
Her most famous work is of course Jane Eyre, a moving story of the emotion and experiences that are encountered on the way to adulthood, written in 1829. She is celebrated as having changed the way that fiction was written, and for progressing the rights, equality, and independence of women.
She was subject to significant criticism for her work, which was seen to encourage women to rebel against the authority of the time, men, although she continued to write despite this.
During her life, Charlotte became a teacher in Yorkshire, and later moved to Brussels to study French, German and Music. She eventually married at the age of 39, but sadly died 8 months later whilst pregnant.
She is, undoubtedly, an excellent person on whom to base a House!