Highfield (13+ boys)

Highfield is one of the three ‘hill houses’ at the southern edge of town, a brisk six-minute walk from school. Boys enjoy the house’s convenient location next to the expanse of the Middle playing fields, and the school’s astroturf pitches and all-weather tennis courts. Highfield was built in 1863, and has since been extended.

In 2010, it benefited from a major internal refurbishment, and is now well-equipped with communal areas, a games room, TV rooms, common room areas and cooking facilities for the boys.

Home to 50 boys, Highfield has small two-bed or four-bed dormitories for Fourth Form and Lower Fifth pupils, along with individual studies. Upper Fifth and Sixth Form boys have their own single bedsits.

Housemaster: Richard Hegarty
Richard has been at Uppingham since 2004, and spent nearly ten years as resident tutor in Fircroft. He teaches Philosophy and Religious Studies, and was head of department before taking up his role as housemaster. Richard is an enthusiastic sports coach in rugby, hockey and cricket. In 2014-16 he ran the Oxbridge programme.

Prior to Uppingham, Richard was educated at St Edward’s, Oxford and Jesus College, Cambridge, where he read Theology and represented the university at rugby. He returned to St Edward’s for a year as part of its graduate programme, before joining Uppingham.