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House Master Ms Lewinson
PE Staff – Mr Tubb
Our House Core values are:
Our House is named after:
Sislin Fay Allen
Fay Allen, was the first non-white woman police constable in the United Kingdom, serving in the Metropolitan Police in London from 1968 to 1972.
Allen was born in Jamaica. She qualified as a state registered nurse and worked at the Queen's Hospital, Croydon.
In 1968 saw a recruitment advertisement in the newspaper, applied, and was selected. The first black male officer, Norwell Roberts, had only joined the Metropolitan Police the previous year.
"On the day I joined I nearly broke a leg trying to run away from reporters," she told an interviewer later. "I realised then that I was a history maker. But I didn't set out to make history; I just wanted a change of direction."
After training at Peel House she was posted to Fell Road police station in Croydon, where she lived, on 29 April 1968, aged 29.