Our Boarding Houses

St Peter's School

Our Boarding Houses

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We have four boarding houses at St Peter’s, each proud of its history, character and the achievements of residents past and present.

Our two girls' boarding houses are:


The Rise

Our boys' boarding houses are:


The Manor

Manor entrance 2

Junior boarders at St Olave’s School live in Wentworth House, where girls and boys each occupy one half of the upstairs house and share downstairs common rooms.

Each house is overseen by Houseparents, a married couple who are also academic staff at the school. Many have pets and children living with them in the house, which adds to the family atmosphere of which we are so proud, and which we work hard to cultivate.

The Rise

Though the structure and rules of each house are broadly the same, each house has its own distinct personality and atmosphere, owing to the size of the house, our houseparents, and of course, the boarders themselves. Our boarders are fiercely loyal to their houses and enjoy competing against each other whether it be at singing, sport or any other activity: friendly rivalry reigns, success is celebrated, but effort is always enjoyed.

Each of our boarding houses is home to 30 to 40 pupils, which will usually include some siblings. Everyone gets to know everyone else very quickly and finds their own role in the house.


Each house offers comfortable accommodation and lots of lots of space, with common rooms, study areas, computer rooms, music practice rooms and a fully equipped kitchen which is replenished daily with fruit, cereal, bread, milk and snacks. Boarders eat their main meals in the School Dining Hall, making lunch time an ideal opportunity to catch up with friends from the day houses.

In recognition of their increasing maturity and responsibilities, Sixth Formers benefit from greater flexibility and privacy within the boarding houses, sleeping one or two to a room, with access to their own study areas.

A laundry service is available for pupils and each House has a Matron and team of staff to help ensure everything rooms smoothly. In the senior Boarding Houses, boarders share some duties, with everyone doing their bit to contribute to a happy and efficient House.

Our junior boarders at St Olave's are housed in Wentworth House.

House parents

Dronfield Jon and Lucy Whitehouse
Linton Hugo and Hazel Battersby
The Manor Steve and Dori Gwilliam
The Rise

Dorothy and Duncan Gillies