Crosby is a friendly, supportive and outgoing House, from which you will be able to make the most of the many fantastic opportunities awaiting you at Oundle. You will find your time with us to be nothing but happy and successful.

Andrew Mansergh, Housemaster


Crosby was built in 1905, and was named after Sir John Crosby, a Grocer, MP, diplomat, and builder of Crosby Hall in London in 1466. The House was originally based in Cottesmore House on West Street until it moved in 1907 to its current location on Milton Road.

The House maintains several characteristics and guiding principles, not least being respectful, courteous and considerate of all those around you, being honest at all times, and making the very most of the opportunities that you have, and being thankful for them. 


What our pupils think

Crosby is known for its diversity of people and personalities and prides itself on its warm and affable atmosphere. You will come to know Crosby not only as your home, but as a community full of many of your closest friends. Boys are encouraged to try new things, to develop on the things they enjoy, and set themselves up for a successful life doing the things that they love.

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