Segar’s is a very happy and homely House. It is the newest boys’ boarding house and is an extremely comfortable living space.

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t is positioned just off the main Quad, a stone’s throw from the class blocks, and the south side of the building fronts the leafy streets of Summertown.

The boys in Segar’s are tremendously proud of their House; in 2015 they agreed the core House values which include: the value they place on the House community, the ease with which the year groups interact, service, pride, respecting one another, a sense of fun and always striving to be ‘gentlemanly and polite’. We are an extremely diverse house blessed with talismanic sportsmen, academic scholars, top flight musicians, dramatists, designers and artists amongst the boys.  Segar’s is a supportive base from which to make new discoveries at school, to grow in confidence and to seize opportunities; we aim to work hard (we enjoy a first class academic record) and play hard on the games field. Each individual’s wants and needs are respected and valued here and we place a strong emphasis on leadership and on boys taking their own initiative.  We use a peer mentoring system with vertical ‘family pods’; Mr Roche takes the House Prefects to the cliffs in Dorset each year for leadership training.

We are always looking for ways to stimulate the boys within the House: there is an annual House play and House concert; there is a sizable House library, and we even have our own House shop (a vital facility for hungry teenagers). We have a Tutor team which boasts the Heads of Music, Geography, Physics and Classics. The House has won the last four House Singing Competitions, the last three House Challenges, and the last three Shell Play competitions. It is a unique house with a rich esprit de corps.

I hope you will want to visit Segar’s — you will receive a very warm welcome.  Please make an appointment by contacting the Admissions Team on +44 (0)1865 319200.

Follow the link to read the latest Segar’s Newsletter – Autumn 2017.

 

STAFF

Housemaster: Simon Roche
Tutors: Simon Palferman (Assistant Housemaster)
Alex Hammond (Resident Graduate Assistant)
Catherine Phillips
Matthew Rigby
Mark Taylor
Alex Tester
Gavin Turner
House Matron: Julie Richens
Head of House: Sam Shuker
Deputies: James Colson Lake
Valentin Peiker
School Prefect: Nick Elliot

 

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