About the House
The House was purpose-built in 1930 and named after Lawrence Sheriff, the founder of the School. It is spacious inside with three common rooms, a large Tutors' area, a library, games area and music practice room . All the boys have their own study bedroom from the E Block (Year 10) upwards. In the F Block (Year 9), the boys sleep in two small dormitories of five and have their own study downstairs for work. Sheriff has a large and attractive central quad, which is used for barbeques and social time whenever the weather allows, and a huge back lawn, which is a regular venue for mass games of House football. All boys are encouraged to participate and persevere; to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of those around them and to understand that the good reputation of the House is built upon their actions. Ultimately, if a pupil leaves Sheriff without regrets about missed opportunities, but with happy memories and long-lasting friendships, we will have succeeded.
Henry Price moved to Rugby in 2001 with his wife Mary, having spent two years teaching at Sydney Grammar School and two years at Sherborne in Dorset. He has been Head of Classics for five years as well as coaching Rugby, Cricket and Netball. He has also been in charge of debating and editor of the 'Full Bladder' - the School's pupil written satirical newsletter. On the pastoral side, HWP's first years at Rugby were spent in Cotton House where he was also Assistant Housemaster in addition to one year as a Tutor in Griffin. He is married to Mary, who teaches PSHE as well as being a Tutor in Bradley. They have three small children: Poppy, Wilfie and Bertie.