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When a pupil starts his/her schooling at Stanbridge, they are put into a ‘house’. There are four houses, the figurehead of which is a famous author. The authors were chosen by the children of Stanbridge a few years ago through a whole school vote. Find out more about your house author...


An introduction to the Stanbridge House System...

Ronald Gordon King-Smith OBE (27/03/1922 – 04/01/2011)

Better known by his pen name Dick King-Smith, he was a prolific English children's author, best known for writing The Sheep-Pig, on which the movie Babe was based.
King-Smith grew up in the West Country, where his family ran several paper mills, and was educated at Marlborough College. King-Smith was a soldier in World War II, serving with the
Grenadier Guards in Italy and a farmer for 20 years before he became a teacher and author.


Ronald Gordon King-Smith OBE

Roald Dahl (13/09/1916 – 23/11/1990)

He was a British novelist, short story writer, fighter pilot and screenwriter. He has been referred to as one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th Century.

Some of his notable works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, and The Big Friendly Giant.

Roald Dahl

Joanne Rowling OBE (31/07/1965 - )

She is better known as J. K. Rowling, a British author best known as the creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series, the idea for which was conceived on a train trip from Manchester to London in 1990

The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, sold more than 400 million copies and been the basis for a popular series of films.

Joanne Rowling OBE

Dame Jacqueline Wilson (17/12/1945 - )
An award-winning
English author, known for her vast and diverse work in children's literature. Her novels have been adapted numerous times for television, and commonly deal with such challenging themes as adoption, divorce and mental illness. Addressing these issues has made her controversial because of her young readership.


Wilson is perhaps best known for her series of novels featuring the character Tracy Beaker, who first appeared in Wilson's 1991 novel The Story of Tracy Beaker, from which has followed three sequels, as well as two CBBC television adaptations: The Story of Tracy Beaker and Tracy Beaker Returns.


Dame Jacqueline Wilson