Gardiner House is one of the boys’ boarding houses, housing up to 35 boys aged 9-18. The house is run by Mr Alex Grimmer who is supported by two house tutors, Natalie Hewitt and Clyde Dunn.
There is a daily routine in the house and every effort is made to cater for all the boys’ social and pastoral needs. Allowances are made within the routine for extra-curricular activities such as sport and drama. There is a full-time House Matron who takes care of the domestic issues including laundry, ironing and bedding.
Gardiner House has a large lounge area with a wide-screen TV. There is also a games room, equipped with pool, table football and table tennis tables.
The house also has a kitchen, with the usual amenities such as a cooker, microwave, kettle and toaster. The house has a laundry which can be used by senior boarders to do their own laundry.
Younger boarders share bedrooms (typically two or three to a room) whereas older boarders are in rooms of two and sixth formers mostly have their own single study bedrooms. Gardiner House has Wi-Fi throughout the house, which is on the school’s system so has all the necessary filters in place and access is limited to certain hours.
We encourage boys to personalise their rooms as they would do at home; with posters, pictures and by using their own bed linen (although we can provide this if preferred). We actively encourage boarders to have friends from school to stay at the weekend, which helps to make their boarding experience feel more like home.
Gardiner Boarding House Staff:
Mr Tim O’Connell (Head of Boarding): firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Alex Grimmer (Housemaster, Gardiner House): email@example.com
Mrs Natalie Hewitt Resident (House Tutor, Gardiner House): firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Clyde Dunn (House Tutor, Gardiner House): email@example.com
Mrs Tina Bell (Housematron, Gardiner Houses): firstname.lastname@example.org