House Leader – Elliot Batchelor

MDS – Ms A Davies – Year 8 Mentor
MEA – Miss E Andrews – Year 9 Mentor
MCF – Mrs C FitzGerald – Year 10 Mentor
MLB – Mr L Borland – Year 7 Mentor
MLW – Mrs L Watson – Year 10 Mentor
MPA – Mrs L Farina – Year 11 Mentor
MRH – Mrs R Hepburn-Imber – Year 9 Mentor
MSD – Mr S Dipple – Year 7 Mentor
MSM – Mrs S Matate – Year 8 Mentor
MTM – Mrs T May – Year 11 Mentor

Murray ‘House ethos’
The Murray Ethos is ‘Just do it!’, don’t make a fuss, get involved and win! Be gracious in victory as well as in defeat.

Why ‘Murray’?
When Hailsham Community College’s House system was first introduced in 2001, the names reflected our sporting focus as a newly designated Specialist Sports College. In 2013, we have been exploring ways of supporting the Olympic legacy in order to provide a lasting reminder of the phenomenal success and achievement of 2012’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Andrew Murray was born on 15 May 1987. He started playing tennis at the age of five despite being born with a bipartite patella, which means his kneecap stayed as two separate bones rather than fusing together.

Murray is extremely competitive and attributes his ambition to succeed from losing to his brother Jamie as a child! He won his first competitive event for junior tennis players at the age of 12 and he then briefly played football and was asked to train with Rangers Football Club at the age of 15 but he declined in order to focus on his tennis. In March 2005 he became the youngest Brit ever to play in the Davis Cup.

In 2012 Andy Murray became the first British player since 1938 to reach the Wimbledon final. He lost the match to Roger Federer but had the chance to bounce back at the Olympic Games. Facing Federer once again, Murray won the final in straight sets to take the gold medal, making him the first Brit to do so in 100 years. Straight after that match, he won a silver medal in the mixed doubles with Laura Robson. Now ranked number four in the world, Murray is Britain’s most successful tennis player of the Open era.