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Senior Boys' Boarding House - Wilson House

Wilson House is a boys' house situated in the heart of the oldest part of the school and dates from the 1860s and 1870s; the buildings are the work of the eminent Victorian architect George Edmund Street, most famous for the Law Courts in the Strand in London.

The House, originally known as the Headmaster’s House, was renamed Wilson in 1925 in honour of Charles J. Wilson, the third pupil to attend the school. He later became a master here and subsequently the Bursar. He was resident in the school for 75 years.

Wilson is home to about 60 boys across five year-groups. Housemaster David Bowden is assisted by a team of tutors and Upper Sixth prefects in running the House. In Wilson, the Third Form share three study bedrooms, while the Fourth Form share four. Many of the Fifth Formers have a single study and in the Sixth Form this is usually guaranteed.

This year, Wilson House Captain is Jack D.

House contact detailsWilson House

Housemaster - 01295 724334

Matron/Duty Line - 01295 724373

You can follow Wilson House on Twitter: @Bloxham_Wilson


David Bowden joining Bloxham School in September 2020, he will be joining us from Bradfield College where he was a teacher of History & Politics and Deputy Housemaster. He has breadth of teaching experience as a Housemaster, an Assistant Head Teacher, Head of History & Politics and Head of Sixth Form.

Assistant Housemaster

Scott de Weymarn joined Bloxham last year. He will be joining Wilson as Assistant Housemaster in September. He has previous experience in boarding houses at Bryanston School, Dorset and Calrossy Anglican School, Australia. Mr de Weymarn is an Old Bloxhamist and spends much of his spare time playing, watching or officiating sports such as Rugby and Cricket.

Wilson 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.