Newick House boys or Muglistonites, named after Newick House’s longest serving housemaster Reverend John Mugliston, are well-rounded individuals who are fiercely loyal to the house. In Newick House, we aim to provide an environment where students can become independent individuals in a supportive family environment, with the ultimate aim to create accomplished young men fully prepared for life after College. Muglistonites are particularly encouraged to participate fully in school life by involving themselves in a multitude of activities that are offered by College. No more is this the case than house competitions where Newick House boys pride themselves on giving their all and enjoying considerable success. The Newick House tutor team are integral in helping boys fulfil their academic potential whilst still participating fully in all other areas.
College has always prided itself on the excellent relations between pupils and the teaching staff. They are encouraged by their Tutors to take part in sports and activities and to pursue hobbies and other interests, and so to develop their talents and gain confidence. Newick House has always been run as an open, family based House. Boys are welcome at all times, if needing help, support or just a friendly informal chat.
I arrived at Newick House in August 2015, having spent the last eight years of my career at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire. I am joined in the house by my wife Sarah, son Alfie and very recently our new addition to the family baby Rosanna. Prior to arriving at College I was Assistant Housemaster of a successful boys boarding house for 5 years, I also led the Humanities Faculty alongside my role as Head of History. My particular academic interest is the history of the sixteenth century, which I developed whilst at the University of Bristol. I went on to complete my PGCE at Oxford University. My other passion is sport and I enjoyed coaching the 1st XV rugby team whilst at Stowe. I am ably aided in the running of the house by a team of ten tutors and three matrons who are all actively involved in running Newick.
Assisstant Housemaster and Third Form Tutor:
Mr Henry Davies (Sports Science, coaches rugby and Athletics)
Fourth Form Tutors:
Mrs Sarah Checketts (Modern Languages, coaches netball) and Mr Dominic Nelder (History)
Fifth Form Tutors:
Mr Stuart Cooper (Head of Physics, coaches rugby) and Mrs Kate Hornsby (Sports Science, DofE, coaches Girls' Games)
Sixth Form Tutors:
Mr Alex Ffinch (College Organist), Dr Tricia Norman (Head of Psychology) and Mrs Sarah Dawson (History, coaches Girls' Games)
Mr Mark Briers (Master in charge of cricket and Rackets Professional)
Mrs Sarah Hayden
Mrs Angela Barnett
Miss Katherine Yiend
Ms Yesim Cetim
We would be delighted to meet you and show you all that the House and College has to offer.
James Hayden, Newick House Housemaster