Day House at Bloxham School - Stonehill House
Stonehill is Bloxham’s first fully ‘day’ house which opened last year.
Throughout its long history, Bloxham has shown itself to be open and adaptable to the changing needs of the families within its community – accepting girls into the Sixth Form in 1975, progressing to being fully co-educational in 1998 and being one of the first schools in the area to offer a flexible boarding experience. The opening of Stonehill House is one more step in our journey, and reflects an increasing demand from local families who want their children to enjoy all the benefits of a Bloxham education, but live close enough not to board. A beautiful Hornton stone building in the heart of the village, Stonehill has long been a part of the Bloxham School estate. Indeed this is not the first time it has operated as a house, as at one time it provided accomodation for Bloxham’s first female students.
Stonehill operates as our other senior houses do during the day, with a Housemistress 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 Stonehill House Captain is Morgan Haylor.
Jacqui Skevington has been a tutor at Bloxham since 1999 and a Housemistress for 15 years. She very much enjoys living and being with young people and answering all sorts of questions, however foolish or insignificant you think they are! In addition to running Stonehill, Jacqui teaches theology, history, PSHE and she is the school’s Safeguarding Officer. She coaches numerous sports teams at Bloxham and enjoys playing golf and skiing. Jacqui also enjoys long distance running and has completed six marathons! Jacqui lives in Bloxham and has a son and daughter who are both Old Bloxhamists.
Saj Hussain joined Bloxham in September 2015 and teaches business studies to the senior school students, as well as being a Third to Fifth Form tutor in Stonehill. He is also a cricket coach to the U14C team. Prior to joining Bloxham Saj had taught in Derby and Leicester, as well as spending 13 years in Dubai. Outside of the classroom his passions include reading leadership/management books, cooking and spending quality time with his wife and three children. He has also been a lifelong supporter of Liverpool Football Club and is hoping to see his hometown, Derby, get promoted to the Premiership next season!
Stonehill 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.
Emma Moyle became Head of English at Bloxham in 2009, a position she held until 2015, when she took a career break to look after her young son. Emma has remained a part of Bloxham since then, working closely with our EPQ students, and we welcome her back as a Stonehill Sixth Form tutor this year. Emma lives with her husband, Dr Moyle, and their son, Tommy, in Bloxham.
We would love to show you around the school on either a personal visit or on an Open Day.
Please contact our Admissions Registrar, Fay Hand, to arrange a visit, or for any other enquiries regarding admissions and entry requirements.