Sing’s House

Sing’s is a friendly and welcoming House, which takes its name from John Millington Sing who was the school’s fourth Warden.

It was announced in May by the Warden that Sing’s will become the second co-ed House at Teddies following hot on the heels of Cooper Lodge. Like Cooper Lodge, Sing’s will be boys-only from the Shell to the Fifth Form, co-educational in the Lower Sixth from this September with an intake of six or seven girls, and co-educational across the whole Sixth Form from September 2021.

For their first year the Shells are in four-bed dorms and then, as Fourth Formers, pupils share doubles or occasionally triples. Thereafter boarders can usually expect to have their own room.

As their home in term time, the pupils spend a significant proportion of their time in and around the House. Our location on the “Field” side of the school campus is considered a real advantage, with the school’s excellent sports facilities on our doorstep and the school’s Health Centre just a stone’s throw away. The “commute” to the main school quad is a short five minute walk which helps to freshen the pupils up for their first lesson each day.

There is a refreshing absence of inter-year hierarchy with pupils across all year groups relaxing together around the Lobby table or playing highly competitive games of table tennis in the first floor common room. The Lobby is also the heart of the house, and is where our wonderful Matron Marcia is based, often spoiling the pupils with her famous hot chocolate!

As a House, we try to seek a healthy balance between academic work and a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. We value kindness as the cornerstone of our supportive house community and each member of the House is encouraged to find something they have a passion for, whether that be intellectual, artistic or sporting. Typically Sing’s is well represented in all the school’s concerts, theatre productions or sports matches. Every individual is valued for their unique talents and interests no matter where these may lie. Sing’s pupils are fiercely loyal and take great pride in representing the House. Each year we run various events that involve the whole House, such as the annual Superstars day and a recent charitable Marathon Challenge.

Our ultimate aim is to nurture young men and women who can emerge from the School with a wide range of knowledge and a variety of experiences that will help enrich their lives long after they have left Sing’s. The friendships forged from living together here will often last for life.

I very much hope that you will come and see Sing’s for yourself. You will be made very welcome.

 

STAFF

Housemaster: Jonathan Burbidge
Tutors: Rob Craze (Assistant Housemaster)
Peter Swainson (Resident Tutor)
Rachel Bellamy
Rob Cottrell
Catherine Greves
Holly Hyams
Phil Jolley
Fred Tao
Tom Wyatt
House Matron: Marcia Nash
Head of House: Isaac Brennan
School Prefects: Ferdi van der Heiden

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