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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 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.

Jessica Carter standing in front of Hart House
Boys sat at table outdoors chatting

Meet The Houseparent: Jessica Carter

Mrs Carter graduated from Loughborough with a BA Hons in Drama and then studied a PGCE at Reading. She teaches English and Drama in the Senior School and prior to joining Stonar was a Houseparent at an international school in Bangkok. 

Mrs Carter lives in Hart with her husband and two young boys, Albert and Eddie. Having spent her secondary school education as a boarder, she truly understands what it is like to be away from parents. Mrs Carter believes that the boarding house is where all boarders can foster friendships and thrive in a safe and nurturing environment and with this in mind she runs Hart with an open door policy as a home away from home.  

She lives in separate accommodation within Hart; the boarding house is an extension of the Carter family home. Relationships are built on trust and mutual respect with everyone in the House being treated equally.

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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