Years 8 to 12 Boy Boarders

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Housemaster Mr T Holmes
House Matron Mrs S Harman
Resident Assistant Mr P Ryan

Year 8 boy boarders moving up from Blake House or new boy boarders 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. Pupils will be accommodated in four-bedded or double rooms, depending on their year group.  Pupils in Year 12 will generally be in double or single study bedrooms with en-suite facilities.

From the Housemaster of Collingwood

Collingwood is an inspiring place to live, work and learn. We are very lucky to be surrounded by such an incredible group of young people and staff.

I have been at RHS since September 2023, following my previous role as Assistant Housemaster at Wellington College. I am also a Teacher of Physics at school and enjoy yachting, spending time in the outdoors, and reading a variety of books.

My fundamental aim is that Collingwood is 'home away from home' for the boys, and that it is a house in which every boy feels amongst friends and has a real sense of belonging. We will always strive to be a house with kindness and respect at the very core of what we do, valuing and supporting everyone on their own individual journey, and celebrating each unique contribution to our community.

All Collingwood boys are supported by our fantastic house team. There will always be a member of staff on duty with whom they can chat or ask for advice. However, we will also endeavour to help them develop the independence, resilience and self-sufficiency needed to succeed and thrive when they leave RHS.

I am also supported in running the House by the incredible resident staff, with both our Matron, Sue Harman, and Resident Assistant, Paddy Ryan, living here and providing round the clock care and support to the boys.

We thoroughly look forward to welcoming you to Collingwood House and know that you will find a place of inclusivity, ambition and support, where we each help each other to be the best that we can be.

Tim Holmes