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Head of House Rebecca Harwood
House Sports Leader Gail Smith & Sam Johnson
House Arts Co-ordinator Laura Stephenson
House Captains Lidia Kierat & Riley McDonagh
Vice Captains Beth Parker & Macy Tang
Sports Captains James Abbott & Zoe Belding
Tutor Groups
G1 Alison Haigh & Nicola Welsh
G2 Alix Charlton
G3 James Dyke
G4 Freya Kirk
G5 Kelly Tomlinson & Sam Sheard
G6 Laura Stephenson
G7 Sophie Bell & Emma Butler
G8 Terry Katebe
G9 Simeon Birchall
G10 Iain Spence

Assembly Day: Thursday

Garrett House

House Captains' statement - Garrett House are a friendly and welcoming House who take pride in creating a great platform for students, laying foundations for their future success. We have had lots of successes in the past few years but would love to see even more white ribbon in the trophy cabinet – we are current holders of the Benedict and Buttery shields and the indoor and outdoor Tug of War trophy but really we have our eyes on the Sports Day trophy! We are named in honour of Yorkshire-born soprano singer Lesley Garrett, coinciding with Selby’s Specialist School for the Arts status. Whilst we are naturally proud of our academic prowess and our can-do attitude, we also value hard work and perseverance. Younger students can count on the support of the entire Garrett prefect team, including House Captains. There are House Prefects in most forms within the House, so guidance is never far away. We also place priority on charity; our House charity is Selby Hands of Hope, whom we give considerable support to throughout the year. Garrett is a fantastic House to be a part of, and we look forward to seeing your child get involved with Inter-House competitions and ensure Garrett’s future as a successful House.

Head of Garrett House statement - I was extremely proud to “win the double” in my first year as Head of House. Winning both the Benedict and Buttery shields in the same year was an amazing feat, and testament to the hard work, dedication and fantastic attitude of each and every Garretteer!    

Lesley GarrettLesley Garrett  - Born in 1957 in Thorne near Doncaster. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, she won the Decca Prize of the Kathleen Ferrier Award in 1979, thereby launching her career.  She joined English National Opera in 1984, starring in many productions and winning critical acclaim for her portrayals of both comic and serious roles.

In 2002, she was awarded the CBE for her services to music.

She has performed at several FA Cup Finals, including the 2000 Final, the 2007 Final alongside Sarah Brightman, and the 2008 Final alongside Katherine Jenkins. She also sang the British National Anthem on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in 2012 after Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour de France.

In 2004, she finished third in the first series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. In the same year, she took part in the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are?, a genealogy documentary series, in which she journeyed through her home town of Thorne in search of her family history. She was delighted to discover that the musical gene stretched far back and had run in her family for several generations. In 2005 and 2007, she was selected as one of the judges for BBC's Comic Relief does Fame Academy, and she hosted and sang at the 2005 Classical BRIT Awards at the Royal Albert Hall on ITV. She is also a veteran of Dictionary Corner on the Channel 4 game show Countdown. In 2013 she returned to opera with the monodrama La Voix humaine for Opera North.

As a recording artist, Lesley has released eleven solo albums. Many of them have been successful, receiving gold and silver status. Soprano in Red received the Gramophone Award for "Best-selling Classical Artist of the Year". She was also a featured artist on the platinum selling "Perfect Day" single released by the BBC in aid of Children in Need.