Senior Boys' Boarding House - Crake House
Crake House, named after the school’s first chaplain, was one of the first boarding houses at Bloxham. The house is situated directly opposite the school’s memorial arch and annexed to the Chapel. Crake is a boarding house steeped in pride and tradition coupled with a caring and positive outlook towards all its members.
Just through the main door into Crake, you find yourself in ‘the lobby’ which very much acts as the hub of the house. This is an area where all the year groups can come together to socialise, and is a particularly popular place to watch live sporting events. We also have a Games Room with darts board, table tennis table and a Wii, alongside a basement pool table. Crake consists of four floors with the younger years at the top, moving progressively down to the Upper Sixth on the ground floor. The Third Form also have their own ‘day room’ on the ground floor where they complete their supervised prep in the evening.
This year, the Crake House Captain is Oscar Hunt.
House contact details
Housemaster - 01295 725315
Matron - 01295 724308
You can follow Crake House on Twitter @Bloxham_Crake.
Robert Hudson joined Bloxham School as Head of History in September 2014 having previously taught for seven years in York, five of which were spent as an Assistant Housemaster. He became Assistant Housemaster of Stonehill in 2017, before moving across to Crake in 2018. As a proud Yorkshireman, Robert is a keen follower of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Leeds United and Leeds’ Rhinos (the less said about Leeds’ Rugby Union team, the better!) as well as York City FC. In terms of history, his interests principally lie in the Late Middle Ages and he currently sits on the History Advice Board at the University of York where he studied for both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. In addition to being the Crake Housemaster, Robert is also Head of History and Politics, and coaches rugby and cricket. In the Summer he plays cricket for the staff team, where he is well known for his enthusiasm in the field, his errant bowling and his slow scoring approach to batting. Robert lives with his wife Siân, a Research Scientist who is currently taking time off work to look after their two children, Harry and Amelia.
Connor Porter joined Bloxham in September 2019 as the Strength and Conditioning Coach. He has previously worked at Marlborough College and Plymouth College where he has been a tutor and a resident house tutor, respectively. Hailing from Exeter, Devon, rugby is a big love. He is a huge Exeter Chiefs fan and looks forward to watching them win the Premiership Rugby Final each year!
On joining Bloxham, each student is assigned a tutor. Tutors mentor and guide their tutees, monitoring and supporting their academic, spiritual, social, and physical development. They are in regular touch with a student’s home, to share with parents and guardians how the student is developing, passing on information and sharing ideas about how each individual can be helped to mature and grow.
Mr Robert Hudson
Call 01295 724315
Crake Assistant Housemaster
Mr Connor Porter
Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Mr Louis Yates
Head of Sixth Form, Head of Psychology, PE teacher.
Mr Bertie Matthew
Director of Art, Photography teacher, Fives and Cricket coach.
Mr Sam Brassington
Director of Drama, A Level examiner.
Miss Jocelyn Merris
Head of Maths, Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award teacher.
Mr James Ramm
Music teacher, Geography teacher, Choirmaster, leader of Jazz Band and Rugby coach.