Our Historic Houses
Our Collegiate is named after Queen Ethelburga, a Kentish princess largely responsible for the introduction of Christianity to Northumbria. Our Houses are named in her memory.
is the old English name for the Kingdom of Kent, with its capital at Burg - now called Canterbury. was the daughter of the King of , and she returned there after the death of her husband.
The house colour is blue, and the crest is the White Horse of Kent on a blue background.
is the old English name for York, at that time the capital of Northumbria. was the second wife of Edwin of Northumbria, and they lived together at Park near York, before Edwin was killed and fled back to Kent.
The house colour is orange, and the crest is an (a boar) on an orange background.
Derwent is the name of a river - in fact, there are four River in England, but this House is named after the River Derwent that flows past Park, where gave birth to her first daughter.
The house colour is green, and the crest is a Derwent Swan on a green background.