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Summerfield House

Houseparent: Chris Irvine
Tel No: 01256 860374
House Handbook


The heart of Summerfield House centres around it’s focal point, ’The Well’, which is at the bottom of the main staircase through which everyone comes and goes. The atmosphere within Summerfield is one of calmness, and there is a real community feel about the place. Newcomers are always warmly welcomed, with the superb sixth form taking the lead here as well as in many of the other activities going on inside

Summerfield boasts one of the finest TV rooms in the College, with a plethora of sleepy sofas, a 50” flat screen TV linked to Sky and a state-of-the-art surround sound system. Naturally we subscribe to all the sports and movie channels, and these are available to the boys in the afternoons and evenings. Recent renewals and refurbishments include an excellent table tennis table, new felt and cushion rubber on the slate bed pool table (which has made it a completely different game!), and the house Xbox1. Sixth form play darts from time to time on the well-worn dartboard and table football comes in and out of vogue on a weekly basis, as do cards, backgammon and chess. Summerfield's tireless matrons, Betty and Angi, ably run the domestic side of the House as well as the ever popular House tuck shop. There are five visiting tutors each week who assist in the running of IST time. The boys generally work in their own rooms each evening, although more and more are choosing to work downstairs in the communal area, alongside the duty master.

Our new resident tutor, Mr Musleh also teaches Biology in the College. He lives in Summercroft next door with his wife and young daughter. Together with Mr and Mrs Irvine's daughter, who is often found in and around the House, there is a real warm, homely atmosphere. Mr Irvine teaches Physics in the College; Mrs Irvine teaches in the Geography and Science Departments.