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The House System

At Blundell’s our Houses lie at the very heart of the school, and its ethos.

All pupils at Blundell’s are assigned to a Boarding House. Each House consists of boarders (full, weekly & flexi) and day pupils and the academic tutoring system operates under the guidance of the Housemaster or Housemistress. The House is where pupils find friendship, community, support and advice, as well as a genuine sense of belonging. The Boarding Houses provide a true home within the school for all of our pupils, somewhere for them to do their work, relax with their friends and, for the boarders, to sleep.

Yet they are much more than this, for it is through the houses that pupils learn the social skills that will serve them in later life: how to get on with others, how to work as part of a team, and how to support and care for those around them. As a school we believe that people are defined by their values, and the embedding of a strong set of values is what underpins our boarding ethos, and our Boarding House system.

In addition, the Boarding House system at Blundell’s is set up to ensure pupils have the most appropriate support and provision for their age and stage of life. In years 7 & 8, all pupils are members of School House, a ‘school within a school’ for our youngest pupils. Here they benefit from the exceptional opportunities and teaching surrounding them, while retaining the nurturing and supportive environment of a House run specifically for 11-13 year olds. In Year 9 pupils move into one of our five senior, single-sex Houses where our experienced team of Houseparents, assisted by tutors and matrons, support them as they develop into young adults. Finally, in their final year all pupils come together once again Westlake, our Year 13 Boarding House which enables us to provide a bespoke pre-university setting, supporting pupils through their final year at school while simultaneously preparing them for life beyond Blundell’s.

Latest News

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Pupil Profile: Meg

Blundell’s pupil awarded scholarship to top American University.

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Autumn Term Garden Open Day

The autumn sunshine helped ensure the Open Day was another successful event in the Blundell’s Garden. Year 1 started the activities with snail races and using Playdough to make models of insects and items they found in the garden.

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Pupil Profile: Harry

Since joining Blundell’s in Year 9, Harry’s academic achievements have gone from strength to strength. He quickly made himself known as a talented mathematician with a gift for the sciences and an aptitude for hard work.

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Blundell's on film

There has been considerable excitement around school this term as we had a film crew in to shoot footage for our new school promotional video.

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One Day Event

Congratulations to all the equestrian riders that took part in the Blundell’s One Day Event (ODE) this year. The ODE is aimed at South West Schools teams and individuals.

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GCSE & A-Level Results 2021

After a year of disruptions and interruptions we are delighted to celebrate the resilience, adaptability, and diligence of our pupils as they received their A-Level and GCSE result.

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Tatler Schools Guide

‘Blundell’s is the archetypal all-rounder, and it certainly isn’t lacking in spirit.’ ‘Pupils feel supported and stimulated’

Senior School News