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Our Boarding Houses

St Peter's 13-18

Our Boarding Houses

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

Our two senior girls' boarding houses are:

Dronfield

The Rise

Our seniors boys' boarding houses are:

Linton

The Manor

Our junior boarding house is:

Wentworth

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.

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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.

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Each house offers comfortable accommodation and 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 lunchtime 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.

House parents

Dronfield Jon and Lucy Whitehouse
The Rise Dorothy and Duncan Gillies
Linton Hugo and Hazel Battersby
The Manor Ed and Lara Noy-Scott
Wentworth Gareth and Helen Sharp