New house captains elected to lead at Alford Grammar School

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NEW house captains for the school’s three houses have been elected at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, Alford.

Students and staff have elected two captains for each of the three houses, Cecil House, Spanning and Travers.

The new captains will be Nicole Dixon and James Howlett for Cecil House, Alex Traves and Emily Waller will lead Spanning while Nel Hales and Jake Taylor have been elected for Travers.

The house system is fundamental to the day-to-day running of the school, and are each named after past benefactors.

Cecil and Spanning come from its charter foundation in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, more than 400 years ago, and Travers more recently from a former pupil who became a senior diplomat for Britain, was an enthusiastic supporter of Queen Elizabeth’s all his life and endowed the school generously when he died.

School Head Miss Angie Francis said: “I am looking forward to working with my new house captains, they are members of the Senior Student Leadership Team and they lead and represent their houses in all aspects of the friendly rivalry between houses that characterises many of our in-school competitions and challenges.

“As a school, we value the sense of belonging and the opportunity for individual contribution and commitment that comes from a well-structured house system.”