Day House at Bloxham School - Stonehill House
Stonehill is Bloxham’s first fully ‘day’ house which opened this year.
Throughout its long history, Bloxham has shown itself to be open and adaptable to the changing needs of the families within its community – accepting girls into the Sixth Form in 1975, progressing to being fully co-educational in 1998 and being one of the first schools in the area to offer a flexible boarding experience. The opening of Stonehill House is one more step in our journey, and reflects an increasing demand from local families who want their children to enjoy all the benefits of a Bloxham education, but live close enough not to board. A beautiful Hornton stone building in the heart of the village, Stonehill has long been a part of the Bloxham School estate. Indeed this is not the first time it has operated as a house, as at one time it provided accomodation for Bloxham’s first female students.
Stonehill operates as our other senior houses do during the day, with a Housemistress and tutor team, House Captain and Prefects, and students will participate in the usual range of inter-house competitions and socials. The house has study rooms, lockers for storing books and belongings, and wash/changing rooms. There are common room areas with the usual entertainments and small kitchens to make drinks and snacks at break and lunchtimes.
This year, the Stonehill House Captain is Morgan Haylor.
Jacqui White has been a tutor at Bloxham since 1999 and a Housemistress for 14 years. She very much enjoys living and being with young people and answering all sorts of questions, however foolish or insignificant you think they are! In addition to running Stonehill, Jacqui teaches theology, history, PSHE and she is the school’s Safeguarding Officer. She coaches numerous sports teams at Bloxham and enjoys playing golf and skiing. Jacqui also enjoys long distance running and has completed six marathons! Jacqui lives in Bloxham with her dog Elf and has a son and daughter who are both Old Bloxhamists.
Robert Hudson joined Bloxham as Head of History in September 2014, having previously taught for seven years in York. As a proud Yorkshireman, Rob is a keen follower of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Leeds United and Leeds’ two rugby clubs. In terms of History, his historical interests principally lie in the Late Middle Ages and he sits on the History Advice Board at the University of York, where he studied for both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Rob lives in Bloxham village with my wife Siân, a Research Scientist, who is currently taking time off work to look after their two young children.
We would love to show you around the school on either a personal visit or on an Open Day.
Please contact our Admissions Registrar, Fay Hand, to arrange a visit, or for any other enquiries regarding admissions and entry requirements.