At Saracens High School we have a house system. Our six houses are named after inspirational local figures or members of the Saracens family.
When pupils join the school in Year 7 they are placed into one of these houses and will remain in that house until the end of Year 11. They are given a tie that displays their house colour.
Maggie Alphonsi, MBE is a former England Rugby Player and Rugby World Cup winner who played for Saracens. She was named Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year in 2011, and was one of the inductees into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in November 2016. She has played in three Rugby World Cups and won a record seven successive Six Nations titles and six Grand Slams. She won the Pat Marshall award from the Rugby Union Writers’ Club, where she pipped New Zealand captain, Richie McCaw, to become the first woman to claim the prize in its 50-year history.
Richard Hill MBE is a former rugby union footballer who played as a flanker for Saracens and England. He is also credited with adding ‘humility’ to our values.
Amy Johnson CBE was a pioneering English pilot who was the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia. She set many long-distance records in the 1930s. She lived in Cricklewood and was a member of the Aviation Club in Edgware.
Rimla Akhtar OBE is an inspirational leader who has lived global business and elite sport. A Guinness World Record Holder who, in 2014, became the first Muslim and Asian woman on the FA Council and in 2021 was awarded an OBE for her contribution to equality and diversity in sport, in addition to the MBE received in 2015.
She is Founder of the leading global sport development consultancy, RimJhim Consulting and is the co-founder of the global Muslim Women in Sport Network.
As a unique individual within the sports industry, she now shares her time between writing, speaking, mentoring, practical and strategic consultancy and campaigns. She independently advises and leads projects with governments, advocacy organisations, national and international sports bodies and community groups.
Hugh Montague Trenchard (1st Viscount) was the Chief of Air Staff from 1918 to 1929 and the Metropolitan Police commissioner who established Hendon Police College.
William Wilberforce was an English politician [born in 1759), he was also a philanthropist and the driving force behind the abolition of slavery in the UK and lived nearby in Mill Hill.