Senior Girls' Boarding House - Raymond House
Raymond House is situated on the main campus tucked between Seymour House and Exham House. Walking from the inner quad, Raymond is past the Great Hall through the tunnel on the right, with its colourful name hanging on the door.
Raymond House consists of three corridors of rooms. Third Form are based on the top floor, in triple rooms. Most Fourth Form, and all Fifth Form and Lower Sixth boarders have their own bedrooms. Fourth Form, Fifth Form and Lower Sixth day boarders have a study room, which they usually share with one other girl. Upper Sixth boarders and day girls are given their own room whenever possible.
Jacqui White has been Housemistress since 2003 and lives at Raymond with her family and Elf, the Raymond House dog. Mrs White teaches Theology, is the PSHE co-ordinator and the school Child Protection Officer. Her son has just left Bloxham and her daughter starts in the Sixth Form in September. Mrs White enjoys all sport, running marathons, golf, skiing, and her lifelong ambition is to own a campervan.
Linda Hunt became Assistant Housemistress of Raymond in 2016. She graduated with an MA in English Literature from the University of Glasgow in 2013. Whilst at university, she achieved the rank of Junior Under Officer in the Officer Training Corps, which offered opportunities alongside the military training, including hill-walking, skiing and highland dancing. Following her degree, Linda went straight into a Teach First placement and completed a PGCE as an English teacher at an academy in East Sussex. Alongside English, Linda's other passions include singing, keeping fit, highland dancing, watching rugby and cooking healthy meals for family and friends.
Raymond Tutor Team
Sally Britten-Snell has been a Tutor in Raymond for 11 years. She is married with three children. She is the Wardrobe Mistress at Bloxham and helps a great deal with all school plays and productions and Raymond House dance decorations.
Rebecca Odlin is the Director of Sport at Bloxham, as well as being a Tutor in Raymond House. She studied sport and exercise science at UWIC Cardiff and then completed a PGCE at the University of Gloucestershire. She has played national hockey for over ten years. Her other interests are cycling, running, tennis, and any other sport that involves a ball.
Louise Burgess joined Bloxham as a Graduate Sports Coach in September 2016. She completed her degree at Bournemouth University and is involved in coaching netball, hockey, women's rugby and equestrian. Having grown up on a farm, Louise is passionate about all things animal-related!
Nigel Evans is Head of Science and Chemistry and has taught at Bloxham since 2000; previously he taught Chemistry and Physics in New Zealand. He is also contingent commander of the CCF and is involved with the climbing club and cross country running. His children have both been educated at Bloxham. Outside of teaching his interests include hiking, gardening, photography and fishing. Nigel previously worked in Raymond, joined Seymour in 2014, but is delighted to be returning to Raymond in 2015.
Elena Lesu joined Bloxham in 2016 as a languages teacher. She speaks four languages fluently and enjoys studying Latin in her spare time. She is a passionate piano player and enjoys sqimming and travelling.
Stella Caurie is the Head of Food Technology at Bloxham and has been a teacher for over 10 years. Before teaching she worked in various food industries. Her other interests are cycling and table tennis.
Clare Summers joined Bloxham as an English teacher in 2016. She studied languages at university and enjoys visiting France with her family and regular trips to the theatre in Stratford.
Karla Perera joined Bloxham in 2016 as the Head of Biology. She gained her degree from the Royal Veterinary College before completing a PhD in molecular genetics. She enjoys watching rugby and is a keen baker.
House contact details
Housemistress - 01295 724310
Matron - 01295 724317
You can follow Raymond House on Twitter: @Bloxham_Raymond