HAWKE

01473 326243
hawke@royalhospitalschool.org

Housemaster Mr MR Warren
House Matron Miss N Deans
Resident Assistant Mr TB Butt

Year 8 boy boarders moving up from Blake House or new pupils entering the School at 13+ enter one of three boys’ senior boarding houses (Collingwood, Hawke and St Vincent), each with around 60 boarding pupils. There are leisure facilities that include day rooms, table tennis and pool tables, kitchens, television rooms and a house library. Each boarder has his or her own self-contained working and sleeping accommodation. Normally, Year 8 and 9 pupils will be in four-bedded rooms with bath and shower facilities nearby and those in Years 10, 11 and 12 will be in double or single study bedrooms with en-suite facilities.

From the Housemaster...

I am very fortunate to be at the helm of a house with such a strong sense of tradition and achievement, with a hugely diverse range of skills and talents displayed by the boys at all levels. There is no area of school life in which Hawke boys are not amply represented, and we are especially proud of our contribution to the tradition and success of sailing at RHS. The strong senses of community and identity within the House are key features of Hawke, and the boys are very proud of their heritage and compete avidly in all inter-house competitions to uphold the House name.

Before moving to RHS in 2007 I taught in the maintained sector in Surrey and Sussex, and prior to that worked both in the UK and Australia, headhunting and consulting for multi-national corporations. I am Master ic Cross Country at RHS and also serve as an officer in the Army section of the CCF Contingent. I am ably supported by my wife, Emily, Head of Middle School at Old Buckenham Hall Prep School, and kept in check by my two young children, Nicholas (11) and Molly (8).

We are very privileged to occupy a fantastic boarding facility with some of the finest accommodation available, and the boys are supported and guided by a talented, committed and eclectic group of academic tutors. Our matron, Miss Deans, keeps the house systems running as well as providing a listening ear where required and even essential tips for coming Premier League fixtures! The boys are also represented by a fine group of House Prefects, whose duties involve responsibility for the daily upkeep of the House, assisting staff on duty, and providing a sounding board for the younger boys, thereby developing their leadership skills as they move through their final year in the House. The prefects very much lead by example, with Head of House, Adam Warren, epitomising the commitment, loyalty and keen personality that has always been such a key feature of Hawke.

I believe that every member of the House has a fantastic opportunity, provided by both the School and the House, to develop themselves personally and academically; all I ask is that the boys give 100% in all that they do at RHS.

You are assured of a warm welcome in Hawke - please do come and visit!

Martin Warren
Housemaster