St Anne's - Boys
Senior Boys' House
Housemaster: Paul Williams
Assistant Housemaster: Mungo Winkley
Matrons: Tina James and Cheryl Brazil
Liaison tutors: Justin Dodd, Paul Wadeson, Declan Bartlett, David Moon and Kay Penly
Group tutors: Abi Swales
Contacts: Tel. 01458 850271
One of three ‘country’ houses, St Anne’s offers superb surroundings and facilities in the beautiful village of Baltonsborough just 4½ miles from Millfield. A former manor house, St Anne’s has been a boarding house for the majority of Millfield’s existence, although has benefited from a number of recent additions.
There is an intimate family atmosphere at St Anne’s with the pupils getting to know each other and the staff very well. House staff strive to create a ‘home-from-home’, providing a relaxed and caring environment which allows everyone to feel safe and respected; in essence, a place the boys will look forward to returning to at the end of a busy school day. Furthermore, the boys dine in house for five out of the seven nights each week, which helps foster a strong sense of community and enables friendships to grow across year groups, as well as develops positive relations between the boys and the staff. This very social occasion also helps build an immense feeling of house spirit that is such a prevalent part of life in St Anne’s.
The house has two main common rooms with televisions, PlayStations, DVD and satellite facilities; one for the Sixth Form and one for the remainder of the house. There is also a table football table, pool table and two table tennis tables (one inside, one outside), as well as a large gym with numerous weight and CV machines. There is study space, which contains computers, a selection of books, daily newspapers and monthly magazines. There are also two kitchen areas for the boys for snacks and drinks. Outside we have a floodlit hard court for tennis, basketball or football; a football pitch; a golf driving net; a croquet lawn and badminton court.
Paul joined St Anne’s as Housemaster in 2017. Paul comes with previous experience as the Assistant Houseparent at Millfield House for over two years, and then as the Deputy Houseparent at Keen's Elm House for two years. He is a Geography and World Development teacher, and Master in Charge of Sailing. Helen is a solicitor, and is currently on maternity leave. Prior to joining Millfield, Paul spent eight years working in the advertising and marketing industry in London and the South West, after completing a Geography degree at the University of Exeter. Paul and Helen are both keen sailors and enjoy cruising the waters of the West Country on their yacht with their son, Joshua, and daughter, Imogen. In addition, they enjoy watching and participating in a variety of sports and activities such as tennis, rugby, golf, and walking.
The country houses have good transport links with the main school campus, with a morning coach departing each day from house at 7.40am and minibuses departing back to house every half hour from 3.30 to 6.45pm. Taxis operate in the evenings between both sites. There are no charges for these transport services.