Edgarley Manor - Boys
Houseparents: Dan and Menna Close
Assistant Houseparent: Sam Gouldby
Liaison Tutor: Amy Chatwin
Tel: 01458 836240
Edgarley Manor is located in the hamlet of Edgarley, directly opposite the Prep School campus. Edgarley Manor used to be a working farm. It was almost certainly a Manor house as it still has the servants' bells in the hall and a cart cleaning area that is now a pond. The house opened in 1990 as a boys' house and was then a girls' house from 1992 to 1998, when it reverted to a boys' house again. A new block was added to provide further dorms.
There is lots of outside space at Edgarley, with fields and a pond. Mallard ducks appear every spring to nest; their ducklings are reared in Edgarley's garden and feed out of the pupils' hands.
Dan and Menna Close have been houseparents since 2004. Dan is also Deputy Head of the Prep School, teaches history, PSHE and is the 1st XV rugby coach. Menna is a sports teacher, coaching gymnastics, trampolining, netball and rounders. Prior to joining Millfield, Dan and Menna taught abroad at international schools in Singapore and Kuwait.
Outside school, Dan and Menna's interests include travel, triathlon, cycling and skiing. Dan and Menna's two children both attended Millfield Prep - both their son and daughter are now at university.