Welcome to Hart
A beautifully converted farmhouse with views across the open countryside, Hart is a mixed boarding house. Hart is one of our boarding houses, it is situated in cottages on the edge of campus, allowing pupils to walk away from school at the end of the day and enter a 'home' headspace; a completely different environment to retreat to after a day of lessons and activities. The House has been completely refurbished, keeping all the best features of an old farmhouse but with excellent modern facilities. Bedrooms - mainly twins - are spacious, warm and airy, with boarders encouraged to decorate their rooms with pictures and posters to make it feel like home.
The boys and girls are housed in separate wings, meaning they have very secure and distinct sleeping and bathroom areas. A 5-minute walk away from the main school, Hart boarders have Stonar's outstanding grounds to call their 'garden', as well as a secure back garden that is perfect for outdoor games and barbeques.
Hart has a strong House team to ensure a smooth integration into life at Stonar. Boarders, depending on their age, take on different responsibilities within the House to promote pride and responsibility for it.
Meet The Houseparent: Adam Izzard
Mr Izzard graduated from Chichester University with an upper second-class BA Hons degree in Physical Education with Qualified Teaching Status. He joins Stonar in September 2023 as Hart Houseparent and he will also be an important member of the Sports and PE Department alongside his role as the Head of Rugby. Mr Izzard has helped coach his current school to four national titles in hockey and a semi-final in U15 NatWest Vase in rugby. He has also coached the Kent U18’s rugby side for the last 6 years.
Mr Izzard has worked in both grammar and independent schools and joins us after living in Kent for the past thirteen years, alongside his wife Andrea, who was a Boarding Housemistress for twelve of those years.
Bringing with him vast experience of caring for individuals, Mr Izzard wishes to provide an atmosphere in which the pupils feel comfortable to be themselves, to stretch themselves without the fear of failure and to learn to support each other in all of their endeavours, whatever they might be. Hart House will have a welcoming, friendly community, so that every pupil will feel the benefit of the family environment they are a part of.
Mr Izzard will live in Hart with his wife Andrea whilst their two sons Joshua (21) and Thomas (18) will study for their respective degrees at Loughborough University and continue on their Wales Hockey Pathway, currently representing Wales U23.
Hart has a strong sense of community and House spirit, providing a true home away from home, in a cosy converted farmhouse on the edge of the campus, set back from the school itself."