School House (13+ boys)

School House enjoys a unique position at the heart of the school, overlooking the Middle playing fields to the south, and greeting visitors as they enter the main school quadrangle. Its proximity to the music schools and the chapel make it well placed for musicians – and for that last-minute dash to morning assembly.

School House has the largest footprint of any boarding house, with an unusual subterranean leisure area combining a pool room, a domed table-tennis area, and separate TV rooms for younger and older boys.

Despite its central location, School House has a lot of outdoor space. As well as a hard football pitch and large south-facing garden, the boys enjoy privileged use of the headmaster’s lawn for summer games, and the run of the main school quad in the evenings. 

In their first two years at school, the boys sleep in year-group dormitories, with access to individual studies. For their final GCSE and Sixth Form years, they live in single bedsits.

Housemaster: Simon Tetlow
Simon has been in charge of School House since 2010. He was educated at Stowe School, studied Classics at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and joined Uppingham in 1989 to teach Classics – a department he led for ten years. He has worked as a tutor and senior tutor in a number of houses, and has coached hockey, cricket, golf, tennis and athletics. He has also run and is still active in the Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

Within the house, he encourages a sense of camaraderie that enables boys “to relax and laugh at themselves, to appreciate the value of people, and to set high standards in the academic, sporting, musical and theatrical spheres”.

Simon’s wife, Katherine, works in the English and Learning Support departments at Uppingham. They have three children, Rosie, Max and Kitty.