Guinness House is an eclectic and exciting Boarding house which provides a relaxed and supportive family environment for boys aged between 13 and 18. Staff together with the boys create a happy, friendly and supportive atmosphere and environment which is underpinned by British Values and ‘Team Guinness’.
Guinness House fully believes in its ethos of 365LIFE, which encourages all within the House both boys and staff to live every day to the full. Taking on all opportunities and realising that everything they do has an impact on their journey ahead. Whilst taking responsibility for ones’ own actions and decisions.
Guinness House is home to 57 boys that share dormitories ranging from doubles to five berths as well as a spate flat for the Prefect team and accommodation for the Housemaster, Assistant Housemaster and Resident Tutor. There are kitchen facilities to make refreshments and areas and equipment to watch television or DVDs, play pool, board games and table tennis. The boys enjoy the communal use of these facilities and are expected to take joint ownership in the upkeep and care of their home environment.
Boys enjoy a range of activities both during the week and at weekends. These range from House competitions and Sport activities to whole school teams. Trips are also common place and have included trips to local town centres and realtively close by beaches as well as Cinema, Bowling, GoKarting, Paintballing, Professional Sports matches, Thorpe Park, Chessington and BBQs to name but a few.
Mr James Wilder is the Housemaster of Guinness House and is joined by Assistant Housemaster, Mr Timothy Wyndham-Smith who make up the resident staff team that look after the boys in Guinness House. The resident staff are supported by a team of non-resident tutors that help organise and supervise evening activities and weekend trips.