Situated at the heart of the village, The Cross is an old coaching house which became a boys’ boarding house in 1880. It was refurbished in 2001/2002 at a cost of about £1 million and currently houses 45 boarders and 10 day boys.
There are 16 single bedrooms that are mostly allocated to Sixth Form boys. The rest of the boys live in double or treble rooms. Day boys are fully integrated, sharing study bedrooms with the boarders. Most bedrooms have a sink unit, all have a full complement of matching furniture and a network socket so that the boys can access their userwork on their laptop or desktop computers. Bathrooms and shower rooms have been upgraded significantly; there is a private bath on each floor and individual shower pods replacing the central changing rooms that existed prior to the refurbishment.
Simon Earwicker, BA, MPhil
Simon Earwicker, Housemaster of The Cross, and his wife Helen, who is the Relief Matron, have two children, Alice and James. Alice is at Repton in B block in The Abbey and James is now in Year Six at Foremarke. Helen teaches in the Learning Support department at Repton and Simon, the former Head of Department, teaches English and coaches boys’ games.
Nick Crombie, teacher of English, is the Resident Tutor. The non-residential team includes Luis Parés, Paul Goodhead, Maria Georgoula and Mark Warrilow.