1966     Bill Cooper (1923-2011) Job – named in memory of Martin Shipley Job (1919-1942). Like every House at Sherborne, Wallace House encourages the skills and talents of every boy, whatever his strengths and passions. He has sung in the Chapel Choir, is Master in Charge of the 1st VI tennis team and has been in charge of several School football teams. School House is what you are. 1994     Don Cameron From 1900 to 1920, Grosvenor Lodge was occupied by Dr John Flasby Lawrence Whittingdale (1858-1946), the School Medical Officer 1889-1945. The building’s rather austere exterior led an American soldier to ask during the Second World War whether it was the town penitentiary. Our Safeguarding Policy can be found here. That is what our boys are. House magazines: West Side Story, The Executioner. Robert Frank Courtney Weallens (1905-1944), Westcott House boys’ accounts of the bombing of Sherborne on 30 September 1940, History of Sherborne School’s boarding houses. Large additions were made at the back of the premises in 1965-1966. He renamed the house in honour of Headmaster Frederick Brooke Westcott and took on the house colours of black and white (from Maperty a former boarding house in Westbury) and the house letter ‘h’. Sherborne School is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (company number: 4002575), and registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (registration number: 1081228). Flickr album: Boarding House: School House, Assistant Matrons: Mrs M Penlington, Mrs L Breddy & Miss H Stratton. Kester has co-ordinated ‘Focus’ – a cross-curricular, independent learning experience for all Third Form boys. Dormitory names: Westcott House was a Sherborne School boarding house from 1920 to 1999. That is the motto of Sherborne’s most historic of Houses, located right by the Courts and at the very centre of the campus. Sherborne is a full boarding school for boys with boarding houses operating on the house system. Weallens – named in memory of Robert Frank Courtney Weallens (1905-1944). From around 1877 to 1880, Grosvenor Lodge was occupied by Colonel Thomas Rattray CB, CSI (1820-1880), retired Bengal Staff Corps, who in 1856 had raised the Bengal Military Police Battalion better known as the 45th Rattray’s Sikhs. He is a member of the Theology Department and teaches Religious Studies and Philosophy. School House is what you are. Safeguarding: Sherborne School takes its safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. House colours: black and white (formerly the house colours of Maperty boarding house in Westbury). If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead at Allister.Sheffield@sherborne.org. sbs-zrtorj5hzt6.stackpathdns.com is using a security service for protection against online attacks. Sherborne School is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (company number: 4002575), and registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (registration number: 1081228). We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. School House is a place of friendship, mutual support and happiness. You will be redirected once the validation is complete. The service requires full JavaScript support in order to view this website. She also tutors in School House, and regularly makes bountiful supplies of cupcakes and brownies for the boys. 1981     Rob Lloyd Please enable cookies on your browser and try again. sbs-zrtorj5hzt6.stackpathdns.com is using a security service for protection against online attacks. Each house has around 70 boys from across all year groups. Westcott House was due to reopen to boys from Sherborne School in September 2021, however, due to the Coronavirus lockdown, the planned refurbishment has been delayed and a decision has been made to delay reopening Westcott House until September 2022. The service requires full cookie support in order to view this website. Its motto speaks of a commitment to giving every boy a chance to find his strengths, to pursue his talents, and have his achievements celebrated. The original Old School Room was built in 1606, and remains an important communal area for residents of the House. The oldest portion of Westcott House, formerly named Grosvenor Lodge, was built in the 1860s on the site of an orchard by John Young Melmoth (1806-1876), an Old Shirburnian and a Governor of Sherborne School. Former Westcott boys have included John Bennett (tragic explorer of British Columbia), Myles Bowen (geologist, awarded in 1992 the Outstanding Achievement Medal of the Geographical Society & in 2011 the American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ Pioneer Award), Duncan Carse (the voice of Dick Barton, Special Agent, and a highly respected polar explorer), Charles Collingwood (best known for playing Brian Aldridge in The Archers), David Cornwell (author who under his pen name John le Carré has published over 18 titles, many of which have been adapted for film and TV), Richard Eyre (acclaimed director and producer, winner of five Olivier awards and a BAFTA, and in 2017 was made a Companion of Honour for services to drama), Michael Hopkins (for many years in architectural partnership with Norman Foster, his works have included the Mound Stand at Lord’s Cricket Ground, Glyndebourne Opera House, Portcullis House in Westminster, the London 2012 VeloPark, and the Pilkington Laboratories at Sherborne School), Richard Hosford (BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Gaudier Ensemble), Michell Raper (broadcaster, producer, author), George Rittson-Thomas (England Rugby International), Rico Tice (Anglican priest and writer),  Alan Turing OBE FRS (mathematician, computer scientist, and WW2 codebreaker), Dermot Turing (solicitor and author, trustee of Bletchley Park and the Turing Trust), William Watherston (Scotland Rugby International), John Weston (diplomat and poet). The result is a nurturing community in which people look out for their contemporaries, encouraging their success and standing alongside them if times are tough. 1986     Paul Carling Francis – named in memory of James Lowry Francis (1920-1945). But School House’s ethos is about much more than a celebration of heritage. Kester’s wife, Clare, is the School’s Head of Instrumental Studies and Music School Timetables. Sherborne School is an HMC independent full boarding and day School for boys aged 13-18 in Dorset. Please enable JavaScript on your browser and try again. The original Old School Room was built in 1606, and remains an important communal area for residents of the House. O’Hanlon built on additional boarding accommodation for about fifty pupils and in 1925 made over the entire property to the School Governors for £5,000. This process is automatic. Your child can join us at any time if there is a place available in their year group. Explore each of the entry points to find out more about the registration process. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Westcott House was a Sherborne School boarding house from 1920 to 1999. Two of Dr Whittingdale’s sons attended Sherborne School, John Whittingdale (1894-1974) as a day boy and at Abbeylands from 1908-1913 who later succeeded his father as the School Medical Officer, and Thomas Yeats Whittingdale (1896-1979) who attended Sherborne as a day boy from 1910 to 1913. Educated at Universities of Exeter and Edinburgh, Robert came to Sherborne in 2003 to teach Economics and Business and has been running the department for the past ten years. As a response to falling numbers, Westcott House was closed as a School boarding house in 1999 and taken over by Sherborne International. Robert is married to Briony, who is Head of Learning Support at Sherborne Prep School and they have three sons. In 1896, the family left Grosvenor Lodge and moved to Farmington Lodge in Gloucestershire, where Major General Waller died on 7 September 1909. That is the motto of Sherborne’s most historic of Houses, located right by the Courts and at the very centre of the campus. 1999     House closed The fireplace in the common room incorporates the stone door lintel from the town’s former workhouse (now the site of Durrant’s close) which stood on the opposite side of the road from Westcott House and was demolished in 1939. In 1920, Dr Whittingdale moved to Wharton in Acreman Street, the house built by assistant master Charles Herbert Hodgson (1857-1922), where he died on 11 December 1946. The oldest portion of Westcott House, formerly named Grosvenor Lodge, was built in the 1860s on the site of an orchard by John Young Melmoth (1806-1876), an Old Shirburnian and a Governor of Sherborne School. Kester and Clare have two daughters - Ella and Mya. The lease of Grosvenor Lodge was taken over in 1881 by Major General William Noel Waller (1831-1909), retired Royal Artillery. Book Launch - Old Yet Ever Young Old Yet Ever Young is a NEW fully-illustrated history of Sherborne School, written by Patrick Francis and greatly enhanced by … Senior boys take their responsibilities to younger boys very seriously, but the real character of the House is seen in the informal relationships across year groups. In addition to a House Master, each house has a Matron, Assistant Matron, Senior Tutor and one or more Resident Tutors.