Pastoral Life

Our Houses

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A true 'home from home'

Much copied but never bettered, Rugby’s 200 years of ‘House’ experience has resulted in a genuine and uncompromised care plan which supports every single student.

There are 13 boarding and two day houses at Rugby, each with its own unique character, in different locations and of varying sizes, but all offering a true home away from home, a real family to which every student belongs and is rightly proud of.

In-House dining regularly brings the ‘families’ together every day. Boarding Houses eat breakfast, lunch and dinner together and the day Houses also offer breakfast and dinner if required. This important element at Rugby fosters community spirit and a strong loyalty to the House.

Boarding Houses have a resident Housemaster or a Housemistress, plus their deputies, along with a resident matron. The Day Housemaster and Housemistress also live on site and each has a team of matrons supporting them while the Houses are open.

Working alongside these core staff are up to seven tutors per House – teachers who are assigned to further support a small group of students each – both pastorally and academically, formally and informally.

Each tutor is part of the wider family House group, sharing information to ensure there is always comprehensive knowledge of each student in their care.

Boys' Boarding

Girls' Boarding


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