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Sutton House

Houseparent: Ed Coetzer
Tel: 01256 860241
House Handbook

Sutton House enjoys a warm, family atmosphere at the top end of the campus. Overlooking rolling hills, fields and woodland.

Sutton has outstanding facilities and spacious accommodation – it used to be the manor house of Long Sutton Village. A central Games Room includes table tennis, pool table, table football and an electric piano as well as Apple TV. A spacious and well equipped kitchen with Sky TV offers a place where the boys can relax, cook their own food and catch up on the day’s news. Broadband computers are available in the (so-called!) Quiet Room, and the house is fully equipped with wireless internet access. Most of the boarders have their own laptops with which they connect to the school network from their rooms.

The house is led by the Head of House, Deputy Head of House and a team of Upper Sixth House Prefects. Relations among the 13–18 year-olds are extremely good and house spirit thrives, with Super Team competitions at different times during the year as well as house family competitions every Friday.

The Houseparents, Ed and Astrid, have three children of their own, of whom two are pupils at LWC. They are ably assisted by two vital members of the team, matrons Mrs Amanda Bulbeck and Mrs Shelagh Cowlam. Both matrons have a lively sense of humour and foster excellent relations with the boys. Mr James Rayner lives onsite as Resident Tutor and assists with evening and weekend duties. He is also the Head of Rugby at LWC. Five visiting tutors have ‘IST’ duties each evening and offer excellent pastoral support also as form Tutors in Sutton.

At Sutton we build our foundations on a respect for ourselves and our history, from which extends a real basis for respecting others. We pride ourselves on being humble, but we’re quietly proud of our achievements no matter how big or small they are. We support and celebrate each other’s achievements and, as a house, we have FUN! Whether we are sitting in the quiet room chatting, kicking a ball or playing touch rugby, cooking food together or cajoling around our fire pit. The boys simply love being together. 

It is not just a house, it’s a family - and a wonderful place to live, work and grow up.

Sutton House has a fascinating history - find out more by reading The Sutton Chronicles