LAXTON JUNIOR SCHOOL

Junior Houses

Junior day pupils in the First and Second Forms are accommodated in Scott House, sharing the generous grounds of The Berrystead, the junior boarding House for pupils aged eleven to thirteen. Together, the two Houses form a comfortable base for pupils to work, relax and socialise before they move up to the senior Houses.

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Senior boarding Houses

Each of the senior boarding Houses are specifically designed to have family accommodation for a Housemaster or Housemistress and, aside from the smaller Berrystead, each houses approximately sixty pupils, with roughly twelve in each year group. Each House also has a live-in Matron who, in addition to managing the domestic affairs of the House, helps to look after the health and welfare of the boys and girls. There are eight boys’ Houses and five girls’ Houses.

Accommodation varies between Houses, with some pupils in bedsits in their first year, whereas others may share small dormitories and work in separate studies. All Sixth Form pupils are in bedsits, with Upper Sixth formers in single bedsits. Each boarding House has common recreation areas, a library, TV room and kitchens for pupil use.

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Senior day House

Laxton House accommodates 160 day pupils from thirteen to eighteen years of age, and is situated at the heart of the School, using buildings which were part of the original Grammar School foundation of Sir William Laxton.

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Junior Boarding and Day Houses

The Berrystead

housemistress

Mme Sophie Fonteneau

Scott House

housemistress

Mrs Fiona L Quiddington

The Berrystead
Scott House

The Berrystead

housemistress

Mme Sophie Fonteneau

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Modern Languages

Sophie 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.

Overview

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.

Deputy Housemaster

Mr Sudip Burman-Roy (Biology)

MATRON

Mrs Gietta Gueli

ADDRESS

The Berrystead
North Street
Oundle PE8 4AW

HOUSE ENTRANCE

BOARDING LIFE

BEDROOM

COMMON ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

DINING ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

GARDEN

BEDROOM

DINING ROOM

COMMON ROOM

GARDEN

COMMON ROOM

In the words of The Berrystead's Pupils...

Kind Respectful Enthusiastic Tolerant Happiness Family Committed Honest Supportive Positive Generous Curious Fun Musical Sporty Kind Respectful Enthusiastic Tolerant Happiness Family Committed Honest Supportive Positive Generous Curious Fun Musical Sporty Kind Respectful Enthusiastic Tolerant Happiness Family Committed Honest Supportive Positive Generous Curious Fun Musical Sporty

Scott House

housemistress

Mrs Fiona L Quiddington

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Economics

Mrs Quiddington has taught Economics at Oundle School since 2007, and was previously Head of Middle Years and Head of Sixth Form in Laxton House. She enjoys coaching tennis and runs in her spare time. She is married to the Housemaster of Sidney House, and has two daughters at Laxton Junior School.

Overview

Scott House is the Junior Day House, located at the end of Duck Lane, adjacent to The Berrystead (the Junior Boarding House). Together, both Houses form a pastoral base where lower year pupils, day and boarding, can integrate both academically and socially. The House is named after an Old Oundelian, Sir Peter Markham Scott (Sc 27), co-founder of the World Wildlife Fund. The House was officially opened in September 2018 by Sir David Attenborough, also attended by Sir Peter Scott’s family.

Scott House is co-educational, with approximately 80 day pupils. The tutorial team focuses on enabling a smooth transition from junior school to Scott House and then to the Senior Day House, Laxton, or a boarding House for the Third Form.

Deputy Housemistress

Mrs Morwenna Chapman (Head of Geography)

HOUSE ADMINISTATOR

Mrs Lisa Jinks & Mrs Tracey Richardson

ADDRESS

Scott House
Duck Lane
Oundle PE8 4DY

SCOTT HOUSE ENTRANCE

COMMON ROOM

SCOTT HOUSE CHESS

SNACK TIME

BREAK TIME AT SCOTT HOUSE

SCOTT HOUSE BREAK TIME

DAY LIFE

MRS QUIDDINGTON AND SIR DAVID AT THE OPENING OF SCOTT HOUSE

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH OPENING SCOTT HOUSE

STUDY ROOM

GALE MILE

GALE MILE

In the words of Scott House's Pupils...

Supportive Kind Welcoming Encouraging Positive Fun Happy Homely Caring Chess Comforting Inventive Family Friendship Conservation Play Initiatives Warmth Empathy Doers Supportive Kind Welcoming Encouraging Positive Fun Happy Homely Caring Chess Comforting Inventive Family Friendship Conservation Play Initiatives Warmth Empathy Doers Supportive Kind Welcoming Encouraging Positive Fun Happy Homely Caring Chess Comforting Inventive Family Friendship Conservation Play Initiatives Warmth Empathy Doers
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Senior Boys Boarding

Bramston

Housemaster

Mr Peter A Liston

Crosby

Housemaster

Major Andrew C Mansergh RM

Fisher

Housemaster

Mr Alex J Brighton

Grafton

Housemaster

Mr William Gough

Laundimer

Housemaster

Mr Jonny Hammond-Chambers

School House

Housemaster

Mr Scott Jessop

Sidney

Housemaster

Dr. Chris J Quiddington

St Anthony

Housemaster

Mr Peter J Kemp

Bramston
Crosby
Fisher
Grafton
Laundimer
School House
Sidney
St Anthony

Bramston

Housemaster

Mr Peter A Liston

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Classics

Mr Liston, joined Oundle to teach Classics in 2011, and was Deputy Housemaster in Laundimer for four years. Mr Liston is an accomplished musician and sportsman, and is married with two children.

Overview

Bramston House is a Queen Anne town house built by Stephen Bramston, a lawyer, in 1701. The House is situated in the heart of the Market Place, close to the academic centre of the School. A feature of the House is the fine garden area which includes a tennis court, as well as a substantial paddock with rugby posts, football goals and a new Astroturf cricket net.

Bramston is a happy, busy and outgoing House; a home from home. Guided by principles including honesty and openness, hard work, kindness and courage, Bramston pupils enjoy life in their busy boarding house.

Deputy Housemaster

Mr Didier Vincent (Design Technology)

MATRON

Miss Caroline Smith

ADDRESS

Bramston House
Market Place
Oundle PE8 4BJ

HOUSE GARDEN

BEDROOM

DINING ROOM

BATHROOM

BEDROOM

COMMON ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

COMMON ROOM

HOUSE GARDEN

COMMON ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

BOARDING LIFE

In the words of Bramston's Pupils...

Brammo Friendship Opportunity Excellence Passions Paddock Home Matrix Quirky Support Music Sport Debate Best Brammo Friendship Opportunity Excellence Passions Paddock Home Matrix Quirky Support Music Sport Debate Best Brammo Friendship Opportunity Excellence Passions Paddock Home Matrix Quirky Support Music Sport Debate Best

Crosby

Housemaster

Major Andrew C Mansergh RM

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Geography

Following a highly successful career in the Royal Marines, Mr Mansergh joined Oundle in 2013 as a Geography teacher and Contingent Commander of the CCF. He is married and has three children.

Overview

Facing Milton Road to the front and the expanse of the playing fields at the rear, Crosby House derives its name from the Grocer and diplomat Sir John Crosby, and was first occupied by boarders in 1907.

Crosby is a home from home, a friendly, supportive and outgoing House where boys should always feel comfortable and confident. The House motto is ‘others first’: think about your neighbour and his needs, and then about your own. This motto creates a secure, enriching and happy community.

Deputy Housemaster

Mr William Gunson (French, Head of Trivium and Quadrivium, Lay Chaplain)

MATRON

Ms Emma Johnston

ADDRESS

Crosby House
Milton Road
Oundle PE8 4AG

HOUSE ENTRANCE

COMMON ROOM

GARDEN

COMMON ROOM

GARDEN

BOARDING LIFE

BOARDING LIFE

In the words of Crosby's Pupils...

Diverse Home Tolerant Community Caring Brothers Fun Lively House Spirit Friendship Individuals Others First International Independent Team Spirit Cheerful Selfless Determined Modern Traditional Diverse Home Tolerant Community Caring Brothers Fun Lively House Spirit Friendship Individuals Others First International Independent Team Spirit Cheerful Selfless Determined Modern Traditional Diverse Home Tolerant Community Caring Brothers Fun Lively House Spirit Friendship Individuals Others First International Independent Team Spirit Cheerful Selfless Determined Modern Traditional

Fisher

Housemaster

Mr Alex J Brighton

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

History

Mr Brighton has taught History at Oundle since 2005. His wife teaches Modern Languages and they have two children. Mr Brighton coaches cross country running and rock climbing, leads numerous school trips and is involved in the CCF.

Overview

As one of the four field Houses, Fisher House overlooks the playing fields to the rear, and is next door to the Sports Centre. Founded as Laxton House in 1869, the House was renamed in 2001 after the former Headmaster, Kenneth Fisher.

Fisher is a friendly, supportive and outgoing House where boys should always feel comfortable and confident. Fisher boys are happy, respectful of everyone and are expected to be honest at all times. The boys make the most of the opportunities available to them and are always keen to try new things.

Deputy Housemaster

Mr Chris Bradnam (Physics)

MATRON

Mrs Debbie Newstead

ADDRESS

Fisher House
Milton Road
Oundle PE8 4AQ

HOUSE ENTRANCE

BEDROOM

Birthday Donuts

Yardie

BOARDING LIFE

COMMON ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

House Library

COMMON ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

In the words of Fisher's Pupils...

Yardie Camel Sport Lively Fun Humour Caring Homely Supportive Wall Game House Spirit Loyalty Pride Community Respect Numbers Blue and Black Active Yardie Camel Sport Lively Fun Humour Caring Homely Supportive Wall Game House Spirit Loyalty Pride Community Respect Numbers Blue and Black Active Yardie Camel Sport Lively Fun Humour Caring Homely Supportive Wall Game House Spirit Loyalty Pride Community Respect Numbers Blue and Black Active

Grafton

Housemaster

Mr William Gough

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Biology

Mr Gough joined Oundle in 2003 to teach Biology and Chemistry, having previously taught for six years at QEGS Wakefield. He is married with two children. Mr Gough ran the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award at Oundle for five years, and is now involved with rugby and cricket.

Overview

Grafton is one of four spacious purpose-built boys Houses collectively known as the Field Houses, situated off Milton Road, and backing on to the playing fields. Named after the sixteenth century Grocer and printer, Grafton House has been the home to Oundle boys for over 100 years.

Grafton is a happy House with a strong house spirit. The aim is to nurture and produce gentlemen of the highest calibre, and we value and expect good behaviour and manners. There is no desire to quell fun, lively spirits and boyish behaviour, but it is important that pupils minimise any negative impact such behaviour may produce and respond in the correct manner should things go wrong.

Deputy Housemaster

Mr Nicholas Warden (Head of Singing)

MATRON

Mrs Iline Denny

ADDRESS

Grafton House
Milton Road
Oundle PE8 4AF

HOUSE ENTRANCE

DINING ROOM

U6th bedsit

BOARDING LIFE

BOARDING LIFE

GARDEN

Comfortable House Library

DINING ROOM

In the words of Grafton's Pupils...

Special Home Exciting Community Caring Fantastic Fun Lively Spacious Charming Busy Friendly Hectic Chilled Comfortable United Special Home Exciting Community Caring Fantastic Fun Lively Spacious Charming Busy Friendly Hectic Chilled Comfortable United Special Home Exciting Community Caring Fantastic Fun Lively Spacious Charming Busy Friendly Hectic Chilled Comfortable United

Laundimer

Housemaster

Mr Jonny Hammond-Chambers

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Geography

Mr Hammond-Chambers arrived at Oundle over ten years ago, and was Head of Geography for three years. He is married and has three children. He coaches cricket, rugby and cross-country running, and also runs the School’s Scottish Reeling Society. His interests include sport, travel and the outdoors.

Overview

At the heart of Laundimer House is a fine Victorian town house, once the residence of Robert (later Baron) Vernon Smith, who was MP for Northampstonshire in the mid-nineteenth century. The House stands on North Street in the town centre and a short walk to most of the School’s teaching areas. The enclosed garden includes a football pitch and tennis court.

The environment created within the House is easily one of Laundimer’s greatest strengths. It is a house where year groups mix well and where those entrusted with positions of responsibility carry out their duties fairly. The House values are honesty and integrity; living by these values creates a civilised and unique community.

Deputy Housemaster

Mr Christian Capell (Geography)

MATRON

Mrs Fiona Greaves

ADDRESS

Laundimer House
North Street
Oundle PE8 4AP

HOUSE GARDEN

DINING ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

BEDROOM

BOARDING LIFE

BEDROOM

BOARDING LIFE

DINING ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

In the words of Laundimer's Pupils...

Inclusive Brown Thing House magazine Burns Night Understated Tennis Court House spirit Family Eclectic Together Breadth Determination Doing Pals Garden Pride Cross Country Running Authentic Wit (Lochie) house dog Boar's Head Inclusive Brown Thing House magazine Burns Night Understated Tennis Court House spirit Family Eclectic Together Breadth Determination Doing Pals Garden Pride Cross Country Running Authentic Wit (Lochie) house dog Boar's Head Inclusive Brown Thing House magazine Burns Night Understated Tennis Court House spirit Family Eclectic Together Breadth Determination Doing Pals Garden Pride Cross Country Running Authentic Wit (Lochie) house dog Boar's Head

School House

Housemaster

Mr Scott Jessop

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Modern Languages

Mr Jessop came to teaching after a decade in the City and joined Oundle in 2010 to teach Modern Languages. He is Head of Life of Learning, the school-wide programme of Scholarship, and looks after the Academic Scholars. A keen sportsman, he coaches rugby and cricket and also enjoys reading and the outdoors. Mr Jessop is married to Louise, a lawyer, and they have two daughters and a border terrier called Ginny.

Overview

In the centre of the School, facing the Cloisters across New Street and adjacent to the Great Hall, School House began life as a boarding House in 1887, although by tradition School House was originally the residence of the Headmaster, and there has been a School House at Oundle since 1556.

School House is a home from home where boys work, socialise, relax and can be themselves. The excellent house spirit stems from the boys throwing themselves enthusiastically into a wide range of academic and extra-curricular activities and we prize values such as integrity, mutual respect, friendliness, camaraderie and trying your best in whatever you do.

Deputy Housemistress

Dr Laura C O MacKenzie (Politics)

MATRON

Mme Francoise Barron

ADDRESS

School House
New Street
Oundle PE8 4EN

Front view from New Street

School House paddock

Third Form dorm

Senior boys’ common room

TV/games room

TV/games room

Bathroom

Boarding life

Dining room

Library

Bathroom

Dining Room

In the words of School House's Pupils...

Great food Cosy library Paddock Central Laughter Inquisitive Standards Friends Get stuck in TV room Tea and Toast House Spirit Supportive Great food Cosy library Paddock Central Laughter Inquisitive Standards Friends Get stuck in TV room Tea and Toast House Spirit Supportive Great food Cosy library Paddock Central Laughter Inquisitive Standards Friends Get stuck in TV room Tea and Toast House Spirit Supportive

Sidney

Housemaster

Dr. Chris J Quiddington

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Chemistry

Dr Quiddington joined Oundle in 2007 and was Head of Chemistry for four years. He coaches Rugby and is involved in the CCF Royal Navy Section. His interests include swimming, foreign travel and music. His wife teaches Economics and is Head of Scott House. They have two daughters.

Overview

Since taking in its first boarders in 1882, Sidney House now comprises one of four Field Houses situated along Milton Road, and facing the School playing fields to the rear.

Above all, Sidney is a home, a place where pupils can relax and be themselves. It is a close and supportive community, where courtesy, consideration and communication form the foundation of relationships with peers and staff at Oundle and in the House.

Deputy Housemistress

Ms Lina Man (Mathematics)

MATRON

Ms Suzanne Hill

ADDRESS

School House
New Street
Oundle PE8 4EN

HOUSE ENTRANCE

DINNING ROOM

BEDROOM

COMMON ROOM

BOARDIING LIFE

DINING ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

COMMON ROOM

GARDEN

BOARDING LIFE

BATHROOM

COMMON ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

In the words of Sidney's Pupils...

Fun Porcupine Diversity Supportive Friendly Tenacity Brotherhood Camaraderie Musical Integrity Family Active Chaps Calm Happy Polite Kind Individuals Fun Porcupine Diversity Supportive Friendly Tenacity Brotherhood Camaraderie Musical Integrity Family Active Chaps Calm Happy Polite Kind Individuals Fun Porcupine Diversity Supportive Friendly Tenacity Brotherhood Camaraderie Musical Integrity Family Active Chaps Calm Happy Polite Kind Individuals

St Anthony

Housemaster

Mr Peter J Kemp

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

History

Mr Kemp joined the History department in 2009, having previously taught for twelve years at Cranleigh, and was deputy of Grafton for three years. He coaches hockey and cricket and assists with the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award. He is married with two children and a cocker spaniel called Bumble. He is a keen golfer and enjoys music, travel, skiing and surfing.

Overview

St Anthony House stands on Milton Road, well positioned between games fields and academic departments, facing the School Chapel with which it shares its patron saint. Its copper-domed tower is a local landmark clearly visible as one approaches Oundle from the west. The extensive outside space includes a walled garden where Paddock football is regularly enjoyed, as well as a grass tennis court and an enclosed yard for ‘Yardy’ cricket.

The House spirit emphasis is on giving things a go, supporting and respecting each other and allowing everyone to be themselves. House values include enthusiasm, tolerance, respect, kindness, responsibility, integrity, humility and camaraderie.

Deputy Housemaster

Mr Philip H Meadows (Chemistry)

MATRON

Ms Sharon Werdmuller

ADDRESS

St Anthony House
Milton Road
Oundle PE8 4AD

HOUSE ENTRANCE

BOARDING LIFE

DINING ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

House Library

BOARDING LIFE

BOARDING LIFE

BEDROOM

BOARDING LIFE

SIXTH FORM BEDROOM

BOARDING LIFE

Yard

TV ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

MUSIC ROOM

PADDOCK

PENTANQUE

In the words of St Anthony's Pupils...

Paddock Footy Yardy Cricket Hootenanny Petanque House Spirit Imp Enthusiasm Camaraderie Support Friendship BBQs Fun Good food Tolerance Integrity Unity Convivial Laughter Homely Paddock Footy Yardy Cricket Hootenanny Petanque House Spirit Imp Enthusiasm Camaraderie Support Friendship BBQs Fun Good food Tolerance Integrity Unity Convivial Laughter Homely Paddock Footy Yardy Cricket Hootenanny Petanque House Spirit Imp Enthusiasm Camaraderie Support Friendship BBQs Fun Good food Tolerance Integrity Unity Convivial Laughter Homely
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Senior Day House

Laxton

Housemaster

Mr Adam E Langsdale

Laxton

Laxton

Housemaster

Mr Adam E Langsdale

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Biology

Mr Langsdale came to Oundle in 2000 as Head of Biology and became Housemaster of School House in 2009. His wife is the School Archivist and their two sons are former Laxtonians.

Overview

Day pupils currently make up approximately one-quarter of the School’s total numbers, with boys and girls in almost equal proportion. Laxton pupils play an equal part in the academic, sporting and cultural life of the School, and the facilities on offer enable every pupil to follow a wide range of interests.

Every day (including Saturday) starts with registration in Laxton Cloisters between 8:00am and 8:25am. A cafeteria style lunch is taken in the Laxton Dining Room. The end of the day is variable, depending upon the age of the pupil and season of the year. Collection time is normally between 4:00pm and 6:00pm, but may be much later if there is a late afternoon rehearsal, evening lecture or theatre event to attend.

Laxton’s buildings occupy the attractive churchyard site of the original ‘gild’ school, which Oundle’s founder, Sir William Laxton, attended. They consist of the Cloisters, used for daily registration and other functions, the Long Room, used for additional assemblies, concerts and lectures, social areas, changing facilities and common rooms.

Laxton parents are invited to participate in the Friends of Laxton and Scott, which organises regular social events for parents, Staff and pupils. FOLS organises the sale of second hand uniform, and offers travel bursaries to pupils for educational activities.

Deputy Housemaster

Mr Mark Sanderson

MATRON

Mrs Helen Shair

ADDRESS

Laxton House
North Street
Oundle PE8 4AR

HOUSE ENTRANCE

DINING

DAY LIFE

COMMON ROOM

GARDEN

DAY LIFE

COMMON ROOM

DAY LIFE

LAXTON CLOISTERS

GARDEN

DAY LIFE

COMMON ROOM

DINING

In the words of Laxton's Pupils...

Fun Caring Kind Understanding Sharing Thoughtful Active Involved Supportive Dynamic Achieving Aspirational Inspirational Sanctuary Communal Cooperative Assertive Vibrant Exciting Realistic Responsible Empathetic Appreciative Fun Caring Kind Understanding Sharing Thoughtful Active Involved Supportive Dynamic Achieving Aspirational Inspirational Sanctuary Communal Cooperative Assertive Vibrant Exciting Realistic Responsible Empathetic Appreciative Fun Caring Kind Understanding Sharing Thoughtful Active Involved Supportive Dynamic Achieving Aspirational Inspirational Sanctuary Communal Cooperative Assertive Vibrant Exciting Realistic Responsible Empathetic Appreciative
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Senior Girls Boarding

Dryden

housemistress

Ms Kathryn Francis

Kirkeby

housemistress

Mrs Louise Banerjee

New House

housemistress

Ms Caroline A Rees


Sanderson

housemistress

Miss Sarah L Johnson

Wyatt

housemistress

Dr. Nicola M Mola

Dryden
Kirkeby
New House
Sanderson
Wyatt

Dryden

housemistress

Ms Kathryn Francis

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Drama

Ms Francis has been at Oundle since 2002, where she has been Head of Lower Years in Laxton House, Head of PSHE and Head of Drama. Ms Francis is married to Mark Rogers, has a cat, Piglet, and enjoys reading, travel and the theatre.

Overview

Built in 1938, Dryden is situated just north of the centre of Oundle, overlooking Home Close and SciTec. The house is named after the seventeenth century poet John Dryden, who was born in the local village of Aldwincle.

Above all else, Dryden is a home where girls belong and can be themselves. Kind and considerate behaviour is expected at all times. Honesty, integrity, common sense and clear communication are qualities to strive for. 

Deputy Housemistress

Miss Elizabeth Furber (Chemistry)

MATRON

Mrs Lilian Penlington

ADDRESS

Dryden House
Glapthorn Road
Oundle PE8 4JB

HOUSE ENTRANCE

COMMON ROOM

DINING ROOM

BEDROOM

BOARDING LIFE

COMMON ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

BATHROOM

GARDEN

BOARDING LIFE

HOUSE FITNESS EQUIPMENT

BEDROOM

DINING ROOM

In the words of Dryden's Pupils...

Dynamic Talented Independent Compassionate Gracious Friendly Approachable Inclusive Cosy Family Happy Cheerful Thriving Welcoming Community Creative Cultural Inspiring Dynamic Talented Independent Compassionate Gracious Friendly Approachable Inclusive Cosy Family Happy Cheerful Thriving Welcoming Community Creative Cultural Inspiring Dynamic Talented Independent Compassionate Gracious Friendly Approachable Inclusive Cosy Family Happy Cheerful Thriving Welcoming Community Creative Cultural Inspiring

Kirkeby

housemistress

Mrs Louise Banerjee

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Geography

Mrs Banerjee has a first class degree from Loughborough University and an MEd from the University of Cambridge. She has been with Oundle School for thirteen years, where she has held a number of posts, including Head of Geography, Head of Girls’ Games and Deputy Housemistress of Dryden House. Louise is married to Robin, who taught Psychology and Maths at Oundle for eight years and was Deputy Housemaster in Sidney House before changing careers. They have two children.

Overview

Kirkeby was built in 1990 to accommodate Oundle’s first girl boarders. The House takes its name from Joan Kirkeby, the wife of Sir William Laxton who endowed and re-founded the School in 1556. It is situated on Pavilion Drive, surrounded by playing fields, and linked to Wyatt House and the Health Centre. The accommodation includes studies and dormitories for the Third and Fourth Forms and bedsits for the senior year groups. There are also a number of spacious common areas.

A boarding House is a community, where kindness and courtesy ensure it is a home where everyone is happy, confident and content. 

Deputy Housemistress

Miss Charlotte Hignett (Modern Foreign Languages)

MATRON

ADDRESS

Kirkeby House
Pavilion Drive
Oundle PE8 4JJ

House Courtyard

Visitors’ Room

DINING ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

House Library

HOUSE FITNESS EQUIPMENT

DINING ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

BEDROOM

Common Room

BATHROOM

Visitors’ Room

BOARDING LIFE

In the words of Kirkeby's Pupils...

Friendships Homely Fun Family Laughter Supportive Happy Kind Welcoming Inclusive Pride Exciting Mutual respect Caring House spirit Safe Trust Lively Community Relaxation Friendships Homely Fun Family Laughter Supportive Happy Kind Welcoming Inclusive Pride Exciting Mutual respect Caring House spirit Safe Trust Lively Community Relaxation Friendships Homely Fun Family Laughter Supportive Happy Kind Welcoming Inclusive Pride Exciting Mutual respect Caring House spirit Safe Trust Lively Community Relaxation

New House

housemistress

Ms Caroline A Rees

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Physics

Caroline has a first class degree in mechanical engineering and an MSc from Loughborough University. Before becoming a teacher, Caroline worked in industry, including for Rolls Royce. In her previous school, she was Deputy Head of Science and Head of Fourth and Fifth Form. She trained with the Northern Ballet and has a black belt in karate. She and her partner have two children.

Overview

New House was converted to a girls House in 1997, but was first used as a boarding house in 1907. Despite its name, the original building is one of the oldest that the School owns. Although much extended and modernised over the years, New House still retains its more ancient charm. With a large paddock which runs down to the Nene River, and views over adjacent pastures, New House holds a unique position in the town.

New House is a home, a place where you can be yourself, where you belong.  It is also a place to flourish, both academically and in the wider sense, to make the most of what Oundle has to offer.

Deputy Housemaster

Mr Matthew Burlington (Drama)

MATRON

Ms Petra McCabe

ADDRESS

New House
Stoke Hill
Oundle PE8 4BL

HOUSE GARDEN

BOARDING LIFE

COMMOM ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

COMMON ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

DINING ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

GARDEN

BOARDING LIFE

BATHROOM

SIXTH FORM BEDROOM

BOARDING LIFE

In the words of New House's Pupils...

Warm Homely Welcoming Friendly Fun Buzzing Lively Entertaining Light hearted Unique Happy Inclusive Compassionate Creative Talented Enthusiastic Cheerful Warm Homely Welcoming Friendly Fun Buzzing Lively Entertaining Light hearted Unique Happy Inclusive Compassionate Creative Talented Enthusiastic Cheerful Warm Homely Welcoming Friendly Fun Buzzing Lively Entertaining Light hearted Unique Happy Inclusive Compassionate Creative Talented Enthusiastic Cheerful

Sanderson

housemistress

Miss Sarah L Johnson

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Music

Miss Johnson has taught Music at Oundle since 1999, was formerly Assistant Director of Music, and Deputy Housemistress at Wyatt House. A former trustee of Oundle School Mencap Holiday, she continues to assist as a volunteer each summer on this project. Miss Johnson has three children.

Overview

Sanderson was designed by the distinguished architect WA Forsyth and built in 1938. It is named after FW Sanderson who was Headmaster from 1901-22, and described by HG Wells as ‘the greatest Headmaster the world has ever seen’. Located to the north of the town, it overlooks Home Close.

The girls in Sanderson are well known for their House spirit and for always trying their hardest in everything, especially inter-House competitions.

Deputy Housemistress

Miss Maria I Bitschanau (German)

MATRON

Ms Denise Martin

ADDRESS

Sanderson House
Glapthorn Road
Oundle PE8 4JD

HOUSE ENTRANCE

DINING ROOM

BEDROOM

BOARDING LIFE

BOARDING LIFE

GARDEN

BOARDING LIFE

DINING ROOMS

SIXTH FORM BEDROOM

HOUSE FITNESS EQUIPMENT

BATHROOM

BOARDING LIFE

COMMON ROOM

In the words of Sanderson's Pupils...

Oundle School Resilient Happy Ambitious Determined Carefree Successful Musical Bubbly Outgoing The Best Sanderson House Winners Friendly Sporty Loud Fun Spirited Girls Oundle School Resilient Happy Ambitious Determined Carefree Successful Musical Bubbly Outgoing The Best Sanderson House Winners Friendly Sporty Loud Fun Spirited Girls Oundle School Resilient Happy Ambitious Determined Carefree Successful Musical Bubbly Outgoing The Best Sanderson House Winners Friendly Sporty Loud Fun Spirited Girls

Wyatt

housemistress

Dr. Nicola M Mola

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Spanish

Nicola has taught Modern Languages at Oundle since 1991 and was formerly Head of Spanish. She is married and has two sons. She coaches netball and enjoys skiing, travel and the performing arts.

Overview

With her husband Robert, Joan Wyatt co-founded the Guild of Our Lady of Oundle in the early part of the sixteenth century, and gave her name to one of a pair of houses built in 1990 for the first girl boarders. Wyatt was purpose-built with many spacious common rooms, and is surrounded by the School playing fields from its position on Pavilion Drive

Wyatt is a thriving, energetic community, built upon mutual respect. Wyatt girls develop the key virtues of honesty, integrity, common sense and consideration. It is a happy house, filled with brave, sporty, talented and caring girls

Deputy Housemistress

Miss Rachel L Hodgson (Classics)

MATRON

Mrs Sarah Wood

ADDRESS

Wyatt House
Pavilion Drive
Oundle PE8 4JJ

HOUSE ENTRANCE

DINING ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

BEDROOM

BATHROOM

COMMON ROOM

DINING ROOM

BOARDING LIFE

BOARDING LIFE

GARDEN

DINING ROOM

In the words of Wyatt's Pupils...

Friendly Inclusive Charitable Welcoming Talented Singing Successful Inquisitive Sociable Supportive Fun Sporty Together Dynamic Brave Tolerant Community Caring Interested Friendly Inclusive Charitable Welcoming Talented Singing Successful Inquisitive Sociable Supportive Fun Sporty Together Dynamic Brave Tolerant Community Caring Interested Friendly Inclusive Charitable Welcoming Talented Singing Successful Inquisitive Sociable Supportive Fun Sporty Together Dynamic Brave Tolerant Community Caring Interested

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