Segar’s House

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.

Watch this uplifting film about Segar’s made by pupil and filmmaker Damola Otegbola.

The boys in Segar’s are tremendously proud of their House; the pupils worked together to agree 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.

In 2019, Segar’s had 6 boys in the 1st XI Cricket

 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 sizeable 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, Biology, Physics and Classics. Segar’s has won several of the recent House Singing competitions and the last three Shell Drama competitions; in 2018 the House won the Junior House Cricket, the Junior House Rowing and the Senior Cross Country.

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 2020

Further editions of the Segar’s Newsletter can be read below, and older editions in the blue box to the left:

A word from the Head of House, Ben Neville:

Despite a lengthy absence from House and School due to the current climate, there can be no doubt that the Segar’s House culture and atmosphere is back in full swing. Having the whole house under one roof is a privilege and the general consensus is that we are very much happy to be back. Seeing the corridors once again full of the antics of juniors and seniors alike is a clear reminder of what we missed during online learning. Activities have been available for all year groups ranging from zorbing to ultimate frisbee to a long awaited kick about on the fields. Table tennis has taken the house by storm, perhaps to scratch that competitive itch, due to the absence of contact rugby. Ina  recent tournament, one boy represented each year group in a knockout tournament with WWE style walkouts, music, lights, commentary and an enthusiastic crowd. Luke Charlesworth of the Upper Sixth took home ultimate glory and was crowned champion of Segar’s table tennis, securing a waffle night for his year group. It appears the staff are just as happy to be back as pupils – I’m sure the juniors have missed Ms Richens’ early morning wake-ups as much as she has. Mr Roche, our housemaster, warmly welcomed the boys back, commenting that Segar’s just wasn’t the same without the boys here; a notion with which we can all agree. Two new boys, Ludwig Arnsperger of the Lower Sixth and Thomas Dowdye of the Fourth Form, have settled in quickly and have already embraced St. Edward’s life –  I am envious of the many years in Segar’s they have to come. The whole House welcomed in the new Shells, who seem already to embody the Segar’s values, and with comic, energetic and friendly natures it is clear that the future of Segar’s is in very good hands.?

STAFF

Housemaster: Simon Roche
Tutors:

Rick Storey (Assistant Housemaster)
David Caro Solano (Resident Tutor)
Juliet Ferguson
Patrick Herring
Kevin Reid
Ed Scates
Mark Taylor
Alex Tester

House Matron: Julie Richens
Head of House: Ben Neville
Deputies: Luke Charlesworth
Winston Frieze

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