Nicholas Warden, Housemaster
Grafton is a vibrant and diverse community, where you find your place. Inevitably you form strong bonds with good friends, working as a large family. Everyone
lives alongside one another with care and consideration, but never forgetting that life is to be lived and should be fun.
Grafton House was established in 1902, and was initially based in Cottesmore House on West Street, until it moved to one of the new Field Houses in 1906.
Grafton is named after Sir Richard Grafton, Grocer and Printer who was tasked with the job of printing the first authorised English translation of the Bible, Henry VIII’s Great Bible. His coat of arms inspired the use of the barrel for the House emblem.
Grafton places a strong emphasis on ‘esprit de corps’. We value teamwork, resilience, kindness and honesty. At the start, more than ever, it is important to remember these values. Our advice is to find friends, both in House and around the School, whilst throwing yourself into the extra-curricular activities that are on offer.