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Fiennes House Overview

Fiennes House is in many ways encompassed in the house motto Audentes Fortuna Juvat. This translates into Fortune Favours the Brave. As such Fiennes encourages its members to challenge themselves and attempt those things that they may not feel comfortable doing. This could be attempting a sport or activity for the first time or simply raising their hand in the classroom to ask a question. We believe that by doing so pupils will open themselves to greater opportunities and greater success.

We promote resilience and self respect and guide our members to treat others as they would like to be treated themselves. We encourage our members to look out for each other as symbolised by the bear in our coat of arms. Fiennes also expects its members to become responsible student who take responsibility for their actions and the part they play in the school and the community.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes (described by the Guiness Book Of Records as the “Greatest Living Explorer) is a man known the world over for his successes against adversity. The list of his achievements would not be out of place for Indiana Jones or James Bond. Sir Ranulph was the first person to reach both the North and the South Pole. He is the first to cross the Antartic and Artic Oceans. He (along with Mike Stroud) was the first to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. He did this 3 months after a double heart bypass. He is also the oldest Briton to reach the top of Mount Everest. He is a true adventurer and we are proud to have him as our patron.