A brief Q&A with Housemaster Mark Hanslip:

Would your son be happy at Field House?
Almost certainly.

What evidence do you have for such a claim?
The fact that our wide range of pupils, both in terms of personality and ability, universally seem to enjoy being in Field House and are proud to be Field House boys. This is by far the most important thing to say about Field House. We are very proud of the warm welcoming atmosphere and I feel passionately that if people are happy in the environment in which they live, they will succeed in other areas. Field House boys are renowned within St Edward’s and the wider community for producing young men of character, with vision, integrity and courage. I would very much like that to be the reason why boys and parents choose to come to the House.

What effects does this have?
Field House boys have flourished in almost all that they have done and have played major parts in every aspect of School life. Our pupils have done very well in terms of public exams and always compare favourably with others in terms of internal assessments. Senior positions within the School community are often held by Field boys and this is because of the respect they are afforded by pupils, parents and Common Room.

What will your son be like when he leaves Field House?
Honest, reliable, trustworthy and undoubtedly a man of character. I hope, most of all that he will be the best version of himself. I know that he will strive to get the best out of those around him. I hope too that the things he has experienced and learnt in Field will play a positive role in shaping the rest of his life.

What about the House itself?
The House is set amongst the School’s extensive sports fields. Rooms look out either onto the attractive Kendall Quad with its carefully planted trees and shrubs or onto a football pitch, framed by the stunning view of Wytham Woods, surely one of the loveliest views in our city of dreaming spires. Our rooming arrangements are designed with academic achievement and social integration in mind. The Shells or first years have a day room where their prep is supervised by a prefect and the pupils in house that they have the most contact with are the Upper Sixth, who at all times are excellent role models for them. In the Fourth Form (2nd year) boys share in twos or threes, in the Fifth Form they are generally in pairs, in the Lower Sixth they are almost all in single rooms and in the Upper Sixth pupils are guaranteed their own rooms.

My Family
I have a wonderful wife Rosalind, a Year 4 class teacher at Chandlings Manor, two remarkable children, Charlotte and Lucy, and two cats you may or may not see should you visit Field House.


Housemaster: Mark Hanslip
Tutors: Lawrence Tao (Assistant Housemaster)
Becky Drury (Resident Tutor)
Edmund Hunt
Stuart Bartholomew
David Aldred
Henry Chitsenga
Philip Mallaband
House Matron: Jackie Ball
Head of House: Fergus Flory
Deputy: Will Wallis
Head of School: Toby MacLachlan

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