The Boarding Houses & their Staff

The Boarding Houses

Here at Ratcliffe we welcome all students to one big boarding community, made up of staff and students from all over the world.  We are one big family and the Housemaster and Housemistress work together to ensure that all the boys’ and girls’ needs are met throughout the year.  Together we go on many exciting trips at the weekend, socialise in the communal areas of the school, study alongside one another in the evening, enjoy activities together throughout the week and enjoy moments of communal reflection in the evening.

The Girls’ House is situated on one side of the main building and the Boy’s House is on the other.  In each of the houses we have wonderful facilities to make your boarding house feel like a home.  There are supervised kitchens for baking, games consoles for playing on, Sky TV to sit and relax with your friends, study facilities and bedrooms to personalise and make your own.

We have a dedicated team of staff in both houses, all of whom provide that all important pastoral care to help you thrive and make the most of your time as a boarder at Ratcliffe.

The Boarding Staff

Girls Boarding

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Mrs J Leite
Head of Boarding
Resident Senior Housemistress
Learning Support & Spanish Teacher
Mrs H Grant
Resident Deputy Housemistress
Sixth Form Centre Supervisor
Travel Co-ordinator
CCF-RAF Officer
Miss R Argo
Resident Boarding Assistant
Music Teacher
Mrs T Nightingale
Non-Resident Boarding Assistant
Management Secretary
Miss A Stafford
Non-Resident Boarding Assistant
Director of Sport
Mrs S Hampson
Miss T Keast 
Boarding Assistant
Graduate Sports Assistant
Miss C McLoughlin 
Boarding Assistant
Graduate Sports Assistant
Miss D Carlotti
Boarding Assistant
French Language Assistant

Boys Boarding

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Mr P Gilchrist
Resident Senior Housemaster
Co-Curricular Coordinator
PE Teacher
Mr M Sleath
Resident Deputy Housemaster
Mathematics Teacher
Year 13 Tutor
Mr D Turner
Resident Deputy Housemaster
Prep School Class Teacher – Year 3
Mr M Kaye
Non-Resident Boarding Assistant
PE Teacher & Head of Rugby
Year 11 Tutor
Mr E Woodcock
Non-Resident Boarding Assistant
PE Teacher & Head of Cricket
Head of Year 7
Mr D Willcock
Non-Resident Boarding Assistant
Head of Hockey
Mrs L Riley
Mr M Laycock
Boarding Assistant
Graduate Sport Assistant
Mr M Bobath
Boarding Assistant
Graduate Sport Assistant
Mr M Munsch
Boarding Assistant
German Language Assistant

Boarding Staff

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Mr P Michel 
School Chaplain
Sister Debs
School Nurse
Sister Bridget
School Nurse