Southwood is a boys’ Day House that opened in 1975 and is situated in the heart of the College grounds. The House is open from 7.00am until the last boy goes home, enabling them to take part in a broad range of academic and co-curricular activities that may well take place long after the normal school day has finished. The House also has a bedroom that is able to accommodate Southwood boys overnight should the need arise.
Many boys take the opportunity to get some prep (homework) done in the House during the day, freeing them up to relax at home in the evening. Some, however, stay on to do prep, having had supper with the Boarders at College, before being picked up later on in the evening.
Housemaster Matt Coley fosters a warm, family-orientated atmosphere where the boys feel comfortable and most importantly, happy.
Southwood is the boys’ second home and as such Housemaster Matt Coley fosters a warm, family-orientated atmosphere where the boys feel comfortable and most importantly, happy. When they are happy they are more able to excel in everything else they do in and around College. The boys are proud of their House and celebrate the broad range of talents that you find within a Day House community.
Matt lives in Southwood with his wife Abi and two children, Joe and Tilly, who embrace their extended family during term time. They are supported by Alex Eldred as Assistant Housemistress, Matrons Cathie Hutchins and Helen Thomas, and a team of tutors.