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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.

Here is an introduction from Egerton Boys' Housemaster, Mr Simon Thompson.

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.

The Egerton House Captain this year is George Baker.

House contact details

Housemaster: 01295 724309

Matron: 07741903662

You can follow Egerton House on Twitter: @Bloxham_Egerton.

Housemaster

Simon Thompson took over as Egerton Housemaster in September 2014. He was a Housemaster and Head of Geography at a previous school, and Assistant Housemaster in Egerton for a year. Simon completed his degree at Southampton University (where he was Hockey Club Captain), before gaining a PGCE from Cambridge University in Secondary Geography (during which time he played Varsity and National League hockey). He is a keen sports fan, particularly rugby, hockey and cricket, and plays hockey and cricket for the staff teams. Simon is married to Kim, a primary school teacher and they have two young sons, Rory and Lachlan. They love spending time in Cornwall, the New Forest and Norfolk. Simon is a keen photographer and enjoys playing the guitar. He is a firm believer in taking opportunities and this is the ethos of the Egerton, with all boys giving things a go, at least once! 

Assistant Housemaster

David Best has been teaching for 37 years, moving to Bloxham 20 years ago. He was Crake Housemaster for 10 years before switching to Egerton in 2013, and then becoming AHsM two years later. He teaches Mathematics from Exham House up to Further Maths A level and coaches hockey and cricket teams. He is a member of the school choir, taking part in the 2019 tour to Rome, and is the captain of the Black Caps staff cricket team. His three children each spent seven years at Bloxham School. His hobbies include supporting West Ham FC, any form of DIY and the eventual restoration of his MGB, which has sat in a garage for the past seven years.

Egerton Tutor Team

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.