Housemistress Mrs RJ Cooper
Housemaster Mr NL Cooper
House Matron Miss M Crawford
Resident Assistant Mr CJ Nortje
The Junior House provides pastoral care and support for both boarding and day pupils during their first year in the Lower School. The Housemistress takes overall responsibility for the House, assisted on a day-to-day basis by the boarding and day pupil Matrons and resident and non-resident House staff.
From the Housemistress and Housemaster...
The Junior House provides pastoral care and support for both boarding and day pupils during their first year in the Lower School. The House-parents take overall responsibility for the House, assisted on a day-to-day basis by Matron, a Resident Pastoral Assistant and a team of experienced tutors.
Blake is a busy but happy house, a springboard into RHS catering for both boys and girls who are all in Year 7. We offer excellent pastoral support, with a dedicated and passionate team of house staff and tutors who are there to support your son or daughter in all aspects of their school life.
As well as being given many opportunities to participate in a vast array of activities that will enhance their school experience, children are encouraged to use Blake as a hub where they can socialise with their friends have downtime and a dedicated space for their belongings.
We offer a variety of boarding options from full boarding, ad-hoc and flexi boarding as well welcoming our day pupils every morning. There are many activities to enhance your son or daughters school experience and the days are busy and varied with academic, sporting, musical and creative experiences. Evenings are spent in a variety of activities that encourage team building and a combination of fun, relaxation and downtime. Each evening our boarders can choose from activities such as swimming, football, baking, den making, hide and seek, board games, quizzes, newspaper madness, to name but a few. During the summer months we spend lots of time outdoors making the most of the wonderful grounds that we have available to us.
By the end of Year 7, the children in our care leave us having made many friendships, experiencing a strong sense of community and having grown into an independent young person, ready to face new challenges in the Senior Houses.
We invite you to come and have a look around and see all that there is on offer, meet our wonderful house staff and get a feel for the place.
We look forward to welcoming you to Blake and sharing a memorable first year with us.
Ruth & Nick Cooper
Housemistress and Housemaster