BURROWS HOUSE – House Colour Blue
Head of Burrows House – Mrs R Bagdoniene
Burrows Tutors 2023-24
Year 7 - Mr D Owen
Year 8 - Mr M Hunter
Year 9 - Mr A Bravo
Year 10 - Mr T Blewitt
Year 11 - Mr D Clarke
Year 12 - Ms H Massey
Year 13 - Mr G King
Burrows House was one of the first four houses in the early days of the school. Burrows House is named after Bishop Winfrid Burrows who was the Bishop of Chichester from 1919 to 1929. He preceded Bishop George Bell as Bishop of Chichester, having previously been Bishop of Truro.
Burrows House 2022-2023
Welcome to Burrows House, which is truly ‘Shining Bright like a Diamond’! Burrows House is different, as are all the Houses, but it’s this House that really puts the ‘B’ in Bishop Luffa.
According to Mrs Massey’s ‘An Ode to 11Burrows’, they have been the best form ever; they have been friendly, polite and absolute pleasure to lead. They are talented bunch, with those who sail, ice skate, dance and play music.
Mr Clarke shared his thoughts in a creative way too. If you read the first letter from each line, that’ll tell you who the wonderful tutor group is.
There are times, as a form tutor, when I can scarcely believe how privileged I am.
Energy, passion, and determination bursting from every person in the room.
No matter the obstacles they face, they try their best and participate in many, many things.
But we are not without challenges, and sometimes a moment to reflect is good for us all.
Uniform, jewellery, equipment, is your tie done up? Shirt tucked in?
Respect for themselves, respect for each other, and respect for their classmates is huge here.
Respect, not just for the people they work with, but for the School and community they belong to.
Oh what a joy is has been, to be part of their lives across the last two years.
What an honour it will be, to be by their sides through Year 11, as uniform school comes to an end.
Stacks of memories still to be made, and many more to hold ever dear.
Our year 9 students have been role models for students across the school. They have demonstrated exceptional levels of commitment, leadership and resilience. They are always working their hardest to help Burrows and the school achieve their visions and values. I am proud to say 9 Burrows embody the Burrows motto ‘if you believe, you can achieve.’
Mr Bravo’s thoughts about 8 Burrows are incredible too: ‘Being your form tutor this year has been a blast! You're such a cool and unique bunch. Your kindness and thoughtfulness towards each other make me smile every day. I love how you've created a supportive and friendly space where everyone feels valued. And let's not forget about the incredible characters we have in our class! Your personalities light up the room and keep things exciting. It's been a joy getting to know each of you and seeing the magic you bring to our class dynamic. I just wanted to say that being your form tutor has been an absolute privilege. Your energy, creativity, and genuine care for one another have made my job so fulfilling. I can't wait to see the amazing things you'll accomplish in the future. Hold on tight to the memories we've made together, and never forget how truly awesome you all are.’
This is how Mr Hunter summarises the year with his form: ‘Where did that year go ...? It barely seems possible that we in 7 Burrows were nervously gathering to start our first day at Bishop Luffa last September. Not that we needed to be nervous, so many good things have happened. We've got used to the new routines, have discovered all the rooms and spaces and quiet corners around the site and have learned dozens of new names of students and staff members. The Isle of Wight residential trip was fun, (and a little bit scary to be away from family and familiar surroundings), but really allowed us to feel part of the next instalment of Bishop Luffa traditions. Face-to-face, online, and outdoor assemblies were new, as were inter-house competitions and charity events. Form time activities and routines took a little time to get used to as did homework assignments and Arbor. Jumping from class to class, teacher to teacher and subject to subject was tricky at first and we never expected to be walking quite so far between lessons. So much has happened at school that we have struggled to make time for other activities but somehow, we have done amazing things in sports like football, rugby, cricket and sailing, also in drama and dance and scouts and guides. The hard work at school has helped us to value the downtime with our team-mates, friends and families all the more. At the end of year 7 we can look back over the year with pride and look forward to the new term with excitement, knowing that we are ready for the next stage ... and that we will no longer be the youngest students in the school.'
Mrs Rasa Bagdoniene, Head of Burrows House