Built in the late seventeenth century as a gentleman's town house, The Berrystead is a handsome Grade I listed building close to the centre of town. It is a co-educational House, accommodating all the boarders in the First and Second Forms (Years 7 and 8). It is an integral part of Oundle School, and Berrystead pupils participate fully in every aspect of School life.
The Berrystead houses around 40 pupils across the two year groups, with roughly equal numbers of boys and girls in each year. After the Second Form, Berrystead pupils move on automatically to the Senior House of their choice without taking Common Entrance.
The Berrystead aims to provide an introduction to boarding which is homely and welcoming, and which sets pupils on track to making the very most of their time at Oundle. During their time in The Berrystead, pupils are encouraged to work hard, to embrace all the opportunities on offer within the school, to contribute to the friendly and co-operative atmosphere within the House, and to develop their independence.
Madame Fonteneau has taught Modern Languages at Oundle since 2001, and was formerly Head of Third Form and Deputy at The Berrystead. She and her partner Marc have one daughter. Her interests include theatre, cinema, reading and travel.
In addition to the Housemistress, the House has a team of tutors: Mr Burman-Roy (Deputy Housemaster, Head of Higher Education, Biology); Mr Gibbon (Head of Strings, Music); Miss Wagstaffe (Modern Languages) currently on maternity leave; Mr Turner (Maths); Mrs Brighton (Junior Girls Sports Co-ordinator, Modern Languages); Mrs Barnes (Politics and Economics); Mrs Watt (Deputy Head, Classics) and Mrs Eagle (Modern Languages).
Ms S Fonteneau
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