The Cross

Welcome to The Cross! Situated at the heart of the village and school, The Cross is an old coaching house which became a boys’ boarding house in 1880. In recent years, it has been significantly refurbished and currently houses close to 60 boys.

The Cross is a home away from home for all the boys who live here. It is a safe and supportive environment that offers a high level of pastoral care. Be they day boys or boarders, the house fully integrates with a lack of year group hierarchy. All pupils are encouraged to lead an active and varied life at the school, achieving their full potential within the classroom, on the sports field and in their cultural pursuits. 



Mr Matthew Wilson BSc, Housemaster

Matthew joined Repton in 2011 as a Teacher of Mathematics and became Housemaster of The Cross in September 2017. He studied Mathematics at The University of Bath and then completed a PGCE at The University of Nottingham. As well as teaching Mathematics, he takes both the Boys’ 2nd XI and the Girls’ football teams as well as maintaining an interest in a range of racquet sports and golf.

Matthew is ably supported by his wife Lorna who takes an active pastoral role within the House as well as working part-time in the airline industry and caring for their two young sons, Noah and Henry. Prior to joining Repton they lived in Dubai for three years where Matthew was one of the founding members of staff at Repton Dubai Senior School.
Working alongside Matthew and Lorna are Lynne Varty (Matron) Jess Watson (Relief Matron), Steve Megahey (Resident tutor), as well as Paul Goodhead, Simon Clague, Stephen Goudge and Claire Watson who are House Tutors. There is a fine team of domestic staff who work tirelessly behind the scenes and their efforts are much appreciated. One final member of the house is Basil, the beagle, who is a friendly but stubborn house mascot!
They aim to provide a home from home for all boys in The Cross and foster a culture where all can reach their potential in every aspect of school life.

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