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. 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 Hawke
It is a privilege for me to be Housemaster of Hawke House.
I have been at RHS since 2011. I spent five years in St Vincent as the Resident Deputy before moving to Hawke. Like the boys in the House, I have different pursuits in the school: I teach English at GCSE and A-Level, coach sports and I am an officer in the CCF RM. All these different elements are rewarding in their own way – but nothing beats being a Housemaster.
I am married to Katie, who is an old girl of RHS (Blake House). Katie is as passionate about the school as I am and loves being back in the boarding environment. Rupert – our King Charles Cavalier – is especially fond of being in the House: this is especially the case when the boys are tucking into some food!
I am proud of the fantastic team of tutors that are a fabric of the House: the resident tutor Anthony Chapman is Assistant Director of Sailing and is key to our ethos in the House. Our excellent Matron, Nicci Deans, has been here for seven years and supports the boys in all their endeavours. Whether it’s dispensing medication, helping with uniform or a game of Monopoly, Matron is always on hand.
Hawke is a happy home: the boys’ attitude and approach to school is key in this. It is vitally important to us that everyone is made to feel welcome and be a part of the House – whether you’re new or old, English or international – this is your home. All boys are expected to contribute to the success of the House. In doing so, they are contributing to the ethos of the House: service, leadership and teamwork.
By being a part of Hawke House means committing to something bigger: we are rightly proud of the boys that we produce, and we hope to contribute to their success at RHS and beyond.
I look forward to welcoming all to Hawke House – you will be most welcome