Clock House is the boy’s boarding house catering for boys from Year 7 to 13. Built in 1843, it is a delightful building that offers boarders a safe and secure environment to call their home during term time and its proximity to the Senior School gives them access to all the facilities.
This proximity from the main school allows boarders to utilise all the school has to offer as well as the opportunity to have their own space. A strong sense of community is extremely important, supported by mutual consideration, care and tolerance of others. This ethos is enhanced by the senior boys who play a role as prefects and as peer mentors for those junior boys. The development of boarder’s sense of responsibility for oneself, ones belongings and actions towards others is a key focus for the boarding staff. This is supported through all the boarders undertaking the Boarding Skills award and their ongoing charity fund raising.
Boarders are allocated dormitories, with flexi-borders and full/weekly boarders mixed together. The newly refurbished Clock House benefits from bespoke boarding pods allowing the boys their personal space. There is a comfortable open-plan boarders’ common room which combines the kitchen and common room space. The common room is furnished with sofas, beanbags and allows boarders to watch TV, play board games or electronic games during evenings and weekends. There are specified Exeat Weekends each term and it is usual for boarders to take advantage of these to visit parents or guardians. There is a very wide range of mid-week and weekend activities for boarders including: surfing, theatre, fashion shows, cinema, supporting the Exeter Chiefs, paintballing, quad biking, shopping in Exeter and trips to adventure parks
Mr Rudkin, who teaches in both the Prep School and the Senior School, is the Housemaster of Clock House and resides within the building. He is supported by Assistant Housemaster Mr Brown who is Head of PE in the Prep School.