Inside the Houses
As boarding students enter the Senior School in Shell, they enter into one of the Senior Boarding Houses where they remain until the end of their Lower Sixth year. We have two boys (Hilton and Mertens) and two girls (Aberdeen and Toynbee) Boarding Houses.
For their Upper Sixth year, students move to Woodard (Woodard Boys and Woodard Girls), our Upper Sixth co-educational boarding house.
House reports for 2011 will give you a great overview of life inside the houses.
A Housemaster or Housemistress is in charge of each house and is responsible for the academic and personal welfare of all the students in the House. In addition, there are a team of Tutors attached to each House. Boys are given increasing levels of responsibility as they go through the House with the appointment of a Head of House and House Prefects in the Lower Sixth. Prefect duties range from assisting the House staff, taking prospective parents on tours of the College to the duties, assisting with prep for Shell and Remove and other tasks required in helping to run the House. The Housemaster in consultation with his Assistant and other House staff chooses prefects. A prefect is expected to set an example to other boys and to assist the House staff in the smooth running of the House.
The thriving House Council system ensures that boarders have a strong say in the opportunities on offer. House Councils have representatives from each year group who meet each term to discuss issues affecting the House.
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