Brymore believes that the development of the individual and the healthy life of the community are complementary. Accordingly, the house arrangements are designed not only to give maximum scope for private study but also to develop the key social skills of tolerance, compassion, understanding and care.
Each house is in the care of a House Parent who takes a close interest in every pupil’s general progress and welfare. Together with the Director of Boarding, the House Parent is at the heart of the pastoral care and together they nurture the interests of each child. All House Parents are supported in the house by a team of matrons, live-in Gap Tutors and a Duty Master made up of teaching staff who help to supervise the evening routine.
There are 3 separate boarding houses each of which accommodate up to 50 boys each. Within each house there is a combination of Years 9, 10, 11 except in the case of school house which also accommodates the Year 12’s. Year groups are not mixed in dormitories; pupils are grouped within year clusters throughout each of the houses. Outboarders are allocated to a boarding house, so that they each have a common room which they can use at lunchtimes and know that there is a place where they belong on evenings when they stay at school for activities, prep or farm duties.