Day House at Bloxham School - Merton House
The Day House was first opened in 2017 and in September 2020 relocates to a newly renovated and refurbished home close to the main school buildings, just a quick walk across the road. The House name Merton comes from the name previously held by the building we are moving to.
As a bit of school history for you, Merton Cottage was bought by the school for £710 in 1917 in order to house three new classrooms and accommodation for pupils at a time of rising numbers in the school. The building has been used for a variety of activities and uses, including a girls’ day house between 1973 and 1983. It’s thought that the name comes from Merton College, Oxford, which was a landowner in the village.
Merton operates as our other senior houses so during the day, with a Housemaster and tutor team, House Captain and Prefects, and students will participate in the usual range of inter-house competitions and socials. The house has study rooms, lockers for storing books and belongings, and wash/changing rooms. There are common room areas with the usual entertainments and small kitchens to make drinks and snacks at break and lunchtimes.
This year, the Merton House Captain is George C-A.
Robert Dann became Housemaster of the Day House earlier this year and has a clear vision for Merton and a passion for the students well-being. He teaches Economics and Business Studies at Bloxham. In a past life, Mr Dann was a professional photographer and had an international corporate career. He enjoys climbing, coaching sports teams and lives locally with his son Ryden.
Merton Tutor Team
On joining Bloxham, each student is assigned a tutor. Tutors mentor and guide their tutees, monitoring and supporting their academic, spiritual, social, and physical development. They are in regular touch with a student’s home, to share with parents and guardians how the student is developing, passing on information and sharing ideas about how each individual can be helped to mature and grow.
Merton House Matron
Mrs Elaine Herbert
Call 01295 724328
Mrs Katie Collins
PE & Games teacher
Mr Mark Skevington
Head of Design & Technology, Head of Sailing and a Hockey coach
Mr Michael Moir
Head of Middle School, Maths teacher, coach for rugby, hockey, tennis and basketball and runs Christian Union
Miss Emma Exelby