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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 in 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.

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St Joseph's Rugby Festival

Blundell's at St Joseph's Rugby Festival!

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Provisional Choral Scholarships from Somerville College, Oxford

A huge congratulations to Jack and Finn for receiving provisional Choral Scholarship from Somerville College, Oxford.

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Foyle Young Poet of the Year

Congratulations to Freya (Y13) who has won the prestigious award for her work!

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Williams Cup 2023

Year 9 took to Haytor on Dartmoor for the 2023 Williams Cup!

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Academic Full Colours

Congratulations to Freya who is the first student of the academic year to be awarded Full Colours.

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First Gold DofE Award of this academic year!

Congratulations to Isobel who has been awarded the first Gold DofE Award of the academic year!

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CCF Royal Marines Summer Camp

Blundell's Royal Marine Cadets attended a summer camp with cadets from schools and units of the CCF RM, the Sea Cadets Corps and the Volunteer Cadet Corps from as far afield as Scotland and London, and, as close as Plymouth.

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Blundell's Rugby stars feature in the Exeter Chiefs Academy

Congratulations to Jamie and Jack on their Rugby success this summer.

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Summer sparkles for Blundell's cricket stars!

Playing on the front foot, Blundell's stars have a summer of cricket success.

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