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Senior Boys' Boarding House - Egerton House

Egerton House is named after the School’s founder, Reverend Philip Reginald Egerton.  Home to around 60 boys, it is situated on the corner of the school campus, adjacent to the Science and Maths building. Housemaster Simon Thompson and his Assistant Davd Best live at opposite ends of the House, with the boys’ accommodation found between their two homes.

From Third Form to Upper Sixth, the House works together as a community with the Conservatory an integral part of the House as a place to chat and relax.  Upper Sixth students mentor Third Form students and help them acclimatise to the House.  The Third and Fourth Form have day rooms where they have work desks and storage lockers.  They sleep in shared accommodation within the House.  Students are usually in twinned rooms for the Fifth Form, and then in single rooms for the Sixth Form.

Housemaster

Simon Thompson teaches Geography at Bloxham and coaches all three of the school’s main boys’ sports. He was the Assistant Housemaster in Egerton before taking up the Housemaster role, and was previously Housemaster at Quinton House School in Northamptonshire. Simon played in the hockey Varsity match whilst at Cambridge University (where he studied for his PGCE), having completed his first degree at Southampton University.  His interests include Harlequins RFC, music, playing the guitar and he is a keen photographer. He lives at Egerton with his wife.

Assistant Housemaster

David Best took on the role of Assistant Housemaster in Egerton in January 2016, after two years as an Egerton Tutor and ten years as Housemaster of Crake. He resides in Sunnyside on his duty nights and during duty weekends. David teaches Mathematics, coaches hockey and cricket, sings in the school choir and currently runs the Activities Programme. His hobbies (when time allows!) include DIY, car maintenance and supporting West Ham United FC.

Egerton Tutor Team

Nick Pigott, the longest serving member of the Egerton Tutor team, is Head of Geography and sits on the Common Room Committee. He enjoys playing football and is a keen Arsenal fan.

Simon Batten, a former Housemaster of Wilson, teaches History and is a rugby and cricket coach. He is a cricket fan and follows horse racing. He has written a number of books including ‘A Shining Light’; the Bloxham School history to 2010.

Georg Stindt, a former Housemaster of Lower School, teaches Physics and Maths. He enjoys the outdoors and climbing.

Andrew Millington joined Bloxham in January 2016 as the Head of Physics, having previously taught at Warwick School. He is a keen hillwalker and climber, and also enjoys skiing, kayaking and sailing.

Toby Cowley joined Bloxham in 2015, having recently graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Sports Coaching and Physical Education. He has a  real passion for coaching cricket and rugby and enjoyed a successful season with Oxford University Womens' Cricket including a victory at Lord's. Toby plays cricket himself for his club, Brixworth, as well as the staff team, the Black Caps.

Alex Gray joined Bloxham in 2016 as the new Head of Computing and Digital Learning. Outside of teaching his interests include behavioural economics and politics.

House contact details

Housemaster: 01295 724309

Matron: 01295 724347

You can follow Egerton House on Twitter: @Egerton_House.