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House Captains

Emma Leith and Joshua Crook


I joined St Edmund’s College in 2017 as Head of Business and Economics and was hugely excited to be appointed as Head of Talbot. Talbot House has a long history at the heart of College life at St Edmund’s and this remains very much the case today.

Students often refer to the real sense of pride, happiness and belonging they feel at being part of the Talbot community. This ethos is underpinned by the support that students receive from the experienced team of House Tutors, House Captains and the senior students within the House.

Individual talents and interests are nurtured and celebrated creating a supportive, inclusive and caring environment that ensures every student has opportunities to learn and develop both inside and outside the classroom. The number of activities and ways in which Talbotians engage in all aspects of College life and indeed go on to pursue these outside College is nothing short of awe-inspiring and very much reflects the College mission of “developing mind, body and spirit.”

High expectations and regular success in inter-house competitions are also matched by a sense of fun and willingness to learn from each other. The House has a strong tradition of student-led House events and these run throughout the year from fundraising such as the House “bake-off” to the annual House Christmas celebrations and House Dinner.

All provide fantastic opportunities for students to socialise and get to know their peers and those from other years and for creating shared experiences and memories.

Charlie Upton – Head of House


I have yet to establish whether we were the direct inspiration for JK Rowling when she created Harry Potter’s Gryffindor House, however, the shield, colours and indeed the strong feeling of House spirit are very similar with the fictional representation!
Charlie Upton, Head of House