Radcliffe House

The crest was designed by pupils to signify and convey the sporting, academic and Biddenham team spirit of the house. The house colour is purple.

Paula Radcliffe

Long-distance Runner

Paula Radcliffe was born in Cheshire in 1973 and was brought up in Bedford. She runs for Bedford and County AC. She holds the world record for the womens’ marathon along with a number of world records in other road races. She was awarded an MBE and Sports personality of the year in 2002. She also works as a motivational speaker.


Awarded MBE in 2002
BBC Sports personality of the year in 2002
Silver and Gold medals in World Championships
World Record Holder in Marathon (amongst others)

Head of House

Miss Sabrina Conway

I am very proud to be the Head of Radcliffe house this year. Radcliffe House has been extremely successful in previous years and I am hoping to bring back more of that success this year.

I am really looking forward to working with such a dedicated and enthusiastic group of students and I am sure the success we have celebrated in the past will return.

Last year, we won the Day of Sport and that just goes to show that our great team spirit, enthusiasm and hard work are all vital elements of our success.

To get back to our righteous place as number one House, this year we need to be motivated to work together as a team just like we did on Day of Sport last year. Participation is the key so I will be encouraging everyone to get involved in House activities including weekly house activities and quizzes, raising money for our house charity, the day of sport and more.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for students to shine and to be part of something outside of lessons. I am proud of the effort and achievement of students past and present that have made Radcliffe such a successful House. We need to set our sights high, strive to be the best and work to our full potential in everything we do.

Go Radcliffe, we can do it!