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Hart boarding house exterior

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.

Boys sat at table outdoors chatting

Meet The Houseparent: Scott Moore

Mr Moore graduated with a BA Hons in Physical and Sport Education at St Mary's University before gaining his PGCE from Sussex University. He teaches PE in the Senior School, holding a specialism in rugby after many years playing professionally, both domestically and abroad. 

Having been educated at a boarding school, Mr Moore places high importance on building a supportive family culture in Hart House, allowing each individual to feel a warm sense of belonging. With strong house and family values, pupils enjoy a lively and friendly atmosphere alongside a healthy balance of downtime in safe and comfortable surroundings. Mr Moore has high aspirations for all boarders in Hart and believes that close communication is key within a boarding community. He lives in separate accommodation within Hart and maintains a positive, sociable environment that supports the learning and wellbeing of all pupils. Life in Hart aims to include many happy shared experiences that foster responsible, considerate and ambitious pupils. 

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."

Boys football game at boarding house
Boarding house common room, filled with boys and girls socialising and playing games

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