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Peterhouse Boys

Boarding System

Boys entering the school in D Block (Form 1) are placed in one of six main Houses, but live in their House dormitory at Tinokura House for their first year.  At the end of the year they move from Tinokura to their main House.

Each House has a Housemaster, an Assistant Housemaster, a live-in Tutor and four Academic Tutors.  

Each Academic Tutor monitors the progress of between 7 and 14 boys in each House and is responsible for monitoring the boys’ development in and out of the classroom.  Records of the boys’ performance and behaviour are kept by the Tutors who liaise closely with the boys’ Housemasters.

The boys are encouraged to talk about their problems – to their peers, their teachers, Academic Tutors and Housemasters. 


Fixture Free Weekends
There are two fixture free weekends each term; these usually begin at 10 a.m. on a Friday and end with Roll Call at 10 a.m. on a Monday.

There is a Mid-Term Break each term; this starts on a Thursday at 10 a.m. and ends with Roll Call on a Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Bus transport is provided to various destinations but parents may prefer to collect and deliver their sons on these occasions. Please contact your son’s Housemaster/Matron ten days in advance should you require your son to travel on one of the buses.
The School closes over Fixture Free and Half Term weekends so please ensure you are aware of these important dates.

Floating Nights
There are an unlimited number of ‘floating nights’ when pupils are permitted to stay home over a weekend subject to any School commitments they may have. Please remember to notify the Housemaster in writing of the intention for your son to take a floating night.  

Floatings start at 12:30 p.m. on a Friday or 9 a.m. on a Saturday or Sunday.
Floatings finish at 5:30 p.m. on a Saturday or Sunday or at 7 a.m. on a Monday.

Your son must be signed out and signed back in by an adult on his Signing Out List. Any other trips off campus by your son must be approved by his Housemaster.

Sunday Outings
Your son may take a Sunday Outing during a weekend that he remains at school provided that he has no School commitments. He may be signed out from 9 a.m. and returned by 5:30 p.m. He must be accompanied by someone on his Hosting/Travel Authorisation Form.

The Peterhouse san has two wards, Anne and Margaret, each with six beds.  One is used to accommodate boys who are too sick to attend lessons, afternoon activities and need overnight observation, and the other to accommodate girls who are unable to attend classes.  Two Registered nurses run the san and are on call 24 hours a day.  They attend sporting events and treat First Aid injuries on site while those requiring a doctor’s immediate attention are ferried to the Borradaile Hospital where Dr Kevin Martin covers the school on a 24 hours basis.  Dr Martin visits the sanatoriums every Tuesday to check on patients with minor injuries.  The san has facilities to nebulise and resuscitate asthmatics and patients allergic to bee stings or other insects.  

First Aid bags are prepared for the coaches for all ‘away’ matches and 'guarantee letters' are arranged with all major hospitals for treatment of injured children while on away games.
A physiotherapist visits the san once a week