Head of House: Mr. K Downes
House Colour: Yellow
House Motto: Honour and pride make the yellows strive
Darby – From his Coalbrookdale premises Abraham Darby III was responsible for one of the first and most important steps in the industrial revolution. Darby devised a method of smelting iron that could provide abundant supplies of the raw material that was needed most at this time. Iron from this process was used in the production of steam engines and bridges (including Ironbridge) amongst other great inventions of the 19th century. The previous method of smelting iron would not have supplied sufficient iron to keep up with the demands of the industrial revolution.