School Field

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School Field, 2 Barby Road, Rugby, CV22 5DR
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School Field, designed by George Gilbert Scott and built in 1852 overlooking the Close, became the first boarding House, apart from School House, to be owned by the School. It is also the House where Rupert Brooke lived as a child and took over from his father as Housemaster for a term. The House was redeveloped to change the accommodation available during 1997-98 and was further redeveloped and modernised in the summer of 2014.

School Field is home for up to 55 boys who all have their own study bedroom from the day they arrive. The House features separate common rooms for the year groups as well as a mixed common room; these areas, which are all equipped with TVs and a kitchenette each, are the perfect space for the boys to relax and socialise away from their packed timetable. The House is well-known for its sporting prowess, and its proximity to the historic Close with its spacious New Big Side neighbour, maintains the high level of rugby football and cricket played by the boys. The Music Schools and Macready Theatre are also nearby and boys will often avail themselves of the chance to take on extra music practice or to attend drama rehearsals. The Temple Reading Room (library) is across the road – another benefit of School Field’s central position on the School campus.


Mindy Dhanda has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Warwick, and joined the School in 2004.  Initially a tutor in Rupert Brooke House, he then spent five years as Assistant Hm in that House, before moving on to become Assistant Hm in Sheriff from 2010 onwards. Mindy teaches Chemistry throughout the age groups and has spent eight years as Master ic hockey, overseeing the running of both the boys’ and girls’ hockey programmes.  He has also been known to sing in the Choral Society, act (loosely speaking!) in School musicals and sing as part of a band or duet during the Arts Festival.

Deputy Housemaster

After four years of teaching at Prior Park College in Bath, where she was also Deputy Housemistress of the girls boarding house, Tori  joined Rugby School in 2018 in the Music Department. In addition to teaching academic music, Tori is highly involved in all aspects of school life including CCF and sports coaching. She has led trips such as an Outlook expedition to Namibia and all Duke of Edinburgh awards.

In her third year at the School, she took on the pastoral roles of being an Arnold Foundation tutor and a pastoral mentor to the Music Scholars. She is uniquely placed in these roles having attended Norwich School on a music scholarship herself before heading to The University of Manchester to read music. After tutoring in Bradley House at Rugby for her first three years, Tori was appointed Deputy Housemistress of School Field in 2021.

Tori believes wholeheartedly in the Whole Person Whole Point ethos of the School, not only being highly involved in the Music Department but also enjoying triathlons, half marathons and open water swimming in her free time. She is joined in these sporting activities by her collie cross lurcher Samson, who enjoys meeting the boys in House on a duty night.


Liz joined School Field at the start of 2020 following a long career within the NHS that started in the Ambulance Service and included five years in a secondary school. Her career has been primarily centred around the care and welfare of children and young people, having specialised in paediatric healthcare.

Now, her focus is on the smooth running of the House and the care and well-being of the boys while they are away from home. She is happy to report that the boys do make her smile every day.  Liz also has two grown up children of her own.

Her interests include quality family time, travelling the globe and the arts. Liz also enjoys baking and making preserves and chutneys from home-grown produce. Liz and her husband John enjoy sports such as rugby, cricket and motorsports, she even rides a Triumph motorcycle!



Hm: R Dhanda
2 Barby Road, Rugby, CV22 5DR
Tel: 556 160
Email: schoolfield@