Our colour is Yellow and our mascot is Jasper the Tiger.
Prosser House was named after one of the first Governors of the school - Rev. Dr. Prosser, who lived at Belmont, Herefordshire.
The name Prosser is brythonic in origin - this means that it originates from the language of the Celts of southern Britain and Brittany. The name of Prosser comes from the rugged landscape of Wales. The name is from the personal name Rosser (in French this means “to thrash” or “give a good hiding”). This certainly helps to motivate us in Sports events!
The name was first recorded in Herefordshire and appeared on the early census rolls taken by the Kings of Britain.
There is even a Prosser coat of arms - unfortunately, it is green not yellow!
There are many famous people called Prosser - ranging from the MP for Dover and Deal to many artists and academics.
In Edinburgh Castle, there is a sword in a case made by Prosser, sword cutler to King George III.
There was even a Prosser rebellion - this was the first major slave revolt in America in 1800 - Gabriel Prosser, a 22 year old black slave tried to set up a black state in Virginia. About 1000 slaves took part in the rebellion, but they were betrayed and Gabriel was hanged.
There is a city called Prosser in Washington State, north west America. It’s in the centre of the wine industry and there are some wonderful names: Rattlesnake Hills and the Horse Heaven Hills.
So - there’s more to Prosser than meets the eye!