Gabor House incorporates the arts, drama, music and design technology. Mrs Pittaway leads as the pastoral head of the house and Mr Dodds the Assistant Head teacher responsible for the progress of students within Gabor House. In Gabor we encourage our students to take risks and to learn from their past experiences, using what they have learnt to help them in the future. There is a great team spirit within the house and have collectively raised substantial money for our house chosen charities in previous years.
Gabor House is named after Dennis Gabor, born 5 June 1900 in Budapest, Hungary and the inventor of the holography. A brilliant physicist and mathematician he fled Nazi Germany in 1933 in order to settle in England to work for the British Thomson Houston Company. He was later awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1971 for his work in holography and died in London in 1979.
So what is the link with Rugby? Those of you with a knowledge of the history of Rugby may recognise the British Thomson Houston Company was based in the town and this is where his work with holography came to fruition. Gabor embodies all of the core values of Bilton School, proud, positive, confident and a belief in pushing the boundaries of what is possible through hard work and perserverance.