CORNWALLIS

01473 326241
cornwallis@royalhospitalschool.org

Housemaster Mr PM Cohen
House Matrons Mrs M Eales & Miss T Dodd
Resident Assistant Mr GC Barrett

Cornwallis is a house for day boys in Years 8 to 12 and includes areas for study, common rooms, computer rooms, lockable storage for books and games kit and changing facilities. Cornwallis also has ad hoc boarding facilities for those who wish to stay overnight on occasion or up to 3 nights per week. The facilities provided are of the highest standard and specific to the needs of day pupils. The housemaster provides excellent pastoral care and academic guidance with the support of a team of tutors attached to the house.

From the Housemaster...

Cornwallis is the School’s only flexi-boarding house for boys. Boasting a vibrant day room, where the boys can enjoy their down time, where they can build friendships and have a similar ‘home from home’ experience that many of the boarding houses offer. Cornwallis incorporates these social areas with excellent study facilities that allow all boys to work in a quiet space whilst enjoying the benefits of being in a busy house. The unique nature of the House is the transformation into a boarding house in the evenings where pupils can enjoy the luxury of having their own individual room.

Cornwallis pupils are encouraged to develop a range of skills allowing them to prosper at school but also be well prepared for life beyond RHS. Our House ethos is based on trust and respect, and we aim to provide a relaxed and friendly environment in which everyone can learn and develop at the pace that best suits them. Boys are responsible for being considerate and tolerant towards others, and are expected to learn to have some independence when it comes to making decisions about when to work (outside of set prep times) and what other activities to do.

The welfare of every pupil in Cornwallis is fundamental to what we do here and it is our aim is to see each boy grow and fulfil his potential in the House and the wider school environment. This is achieved through Cornwallis having a strong set of tutors and two wonderful matrons who have the best interests of the boys at heart.

I joined RHS from St Paul’s Catholic School in Sunbury in January 2016 as the Head of Cricket after having been Head of Key Stage 4 for PE at St Paul's Catholic College in Sunbury. I graduated from Durham University in 2008 with a BA in Sport and completed my PGCE at the University of Buckingham after returning from playing cricket in New Zealand. I have experience of leading BTEC PE at both Level 2 and Level 3, as well as teaching both GCSE and A Level PE. I joined Cornwallis in September 2016 as the Resident Assistant Housemaster and took over as Housemaster in September 2017.

I look forward to welcoming you to Cornwallis House, where you will be able to get a true feel for our community.

Paul Cohen
Housemaster