Welcome to Seacole House
Due to our growth, we are so proud to launch our new House. Putting it to a vote, students and staff decided that we would honour Mary Seacole, a British-Jamaican nurse and businesswoman who set up the ‘British Hotel’ on the battlefields of the Crimean War. Students will learn lots about her over the year, but it was her compassion, bravery and savvy skills that earned her recognition. In more recent years she was voted as the ‘Greatest Black Briton’ and was awarded posthumously the Jamaican Order of Merit.
It is this medal that we styled our new House emblem on. The flowers around its edge symbolise the purple (Mrs Mustill’s favourite colour!) Jamaican national flower and we added the nursing cross. We are so pleased we could make this decision together as a community, offering students, staff and you guys as new Year 7s, a democratic experience in naming the new House. We know that those of you who join the new Seacole House will soon cheer the name on with pride, as loudly as we all do in our current houses.
Watch this space for Seacole news as we start the new term as a brand new House!
Mrs R Mustill
Assistant Principal – Seacole email@example.com
Mrs A Calver
Student Support Assistant – Seacole firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr D Fricker *
Senior Tutor – Seacole email@example.com
* from Sept 2022
Mary Seacole – A British-Jamaican nurse, healer and businesswoman, who defied social expectations and overcame prejudices to travel the world, run businesses and help those in need; even in the most dangerous places. She set up the ‘British Hotel’ behind the lines during the Crimean War.
Key Contacts for Seacole House
House Office call: 01353 652817
House email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Support Assistant – Ali Calver
Senior Tutor – Nathan Bliss (nb: David Fricker from Sept 2022)
Assistant Principal – Rachael Mustill
Subject Leader Drama – Catherine Seymour
Subject Leader Music – Jonathan Newsome
Subject Leader Art – Lisa Edwards