Horowitz House Overview
When people join a secondary school their head is normally full of nervous questions. How you will ever fit in at such a huge school? Will my teachers know who I am and what I am capable of? Will I make new friends?
Horowitz House is more than just a name, a tie colour, or a teaching group, we are a family. It is our mission to ensure you are instilled with a sense of pride over belonging to a House recognized by students, staff and parents for providing its members with a supportive and encouraging environment. It doesn’t matter what your background is, what level learner you are or where your talents are (you do have them). To us you are a member of our school family and will be treated not only as part of a group, but as a valued individual with a name and a purpose. This is Horowitz House!
Our House patron Anthony Horowitz is an English novelist and screenwriter. He has written many children's novels, including The Power of Five, Alex Rider and The Diamond Brothers series and has written over fifty books. He has also written extensively for television, adapting many of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novels for the ITV series. He is the creator and writer of the ITV series Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders and Collision. Anthony comments "I think I knew with certainty that I wanted to be a writer around eight." For birthdays, he asked for books, pens and a typewriter. His schooldays were not especially happy, more like something "out of Dickens or Dahl", and one reason he began writing books for young people was "to make up for the shortcomings of my childhood".