Castle Rushen High School

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Castle Rushen High School
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View of the school
Arbory Road


Isle of Man
Coordinates54°04′28″N 4°39′42″W / 54.0744°N 4.6617°W / 54.0744; -4.6617Coordinates: 54°04′28″N 4°39′42″W / 54.0744°N 4.6617°W / 54.0744; -4.6617
MottoLhiat Myr Toilliu
Head teacherK. Winstanley
Age11 to 19
Enrolmentc. 850
Houses     Bradda
Colour(s)     Navy
     Light Blue

Castle Rushen High School is a co-educational secondary state school located in Castletown on the Isle of Man for pupils in the south of the island.

Isle of Man school system[edit]

The Isle of Man has six secondary schools. The other comprehensive schools are St Ninian's High School, Ballakermeen High School, Ramsey Grammar School and Queen Elizabeth II High School. There is one public (fee-paying) school, King William's College.

The House System[edit]

The pupils of the school are grouped into four houses named after headlands or rocks in the south of the island: Bradda, Carrick, Langness and Scarlett. Houses compete in a number of events in the year ranging from sporting events such as inter-house rugby, cross country and netball to more academic competition in the form of a merit award system for good work. There are four trophies available each year for "Sport", "Merits", and "Attendance", and the overall best house trophy which is awarded to the house which does best over the other three categories.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • James Anthony Brown – former Chief Minister of the Isle of Man
  • Davy Knowles – blues musician and original guitarist/vocalist of Back Door Slam, a blues and rock group that was formed while the members were still attending CRHS; Knowles is still performing in the US, with the band Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam
  • Sir Miles Walker – first Chief Minister of the Isle of Man
  • Juan Watterson – Speaker of the House of Keys


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