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Churchill House

House Leader Ms Steel with Simreth
(Head of House 2019-2020)

House colour:  Purple

The houses at Avon House are named after famous people with a local connection.  Sir Winston Churchill, politician, artist, historian and writer, was MP for Woodford for 40 years.

Each year Churchill runs a charity event in school.  Our chosen charity this year is "Carefree Kids".  A mental health charity for children based in Waltham Forest who specialise in providing therapeutic play sessions for children at home and in school.


Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire on 30th November, 1874.  His parents were Lord Randolph Churchill, a Conservative politician, and Lady Jennie Churchill, the daughter of a New York businessman.  Churchill was educated first by a governess, then at prep school and Harrow.  He did not do well at school and was considered lazy, although he did enjoy history and literature.  After Harrow he went to the Royal Military College at Sandhurst and joined the British army, seeing action on the Indian north-west frontier and in the Sudan.