Field House was established in 1997 as part of the school’s continuing commitment to co-education.
In its first year it accommodated just 28 girls, while the rest of the site remained under construction; but by September 1998 the entire project was completed and it is now home to approximately 67 girls, aged 13-18.
The younger boarders, in B Block and A Block, are accommodated in spacious bedders of four or five and they also have workstations in the ground-floor studies. In the GCSE year boarders usually share double bedsits, which are equipped as both bedrooms and study areas, and there are 25 single rooms, enabling a pupil to spend the majority, if not all, of her Sixth Form career in her own room. All bedrooms are furnished with modern, fitted furniture, and each has a basin.
Patrick Griffiths C.Eng MSc. & Jane Griffiths
Housemaster and Housemistress
Patrick and Jane Griffiths took over Field House in September 2004. They have two grown up children, Toby & Sophie, who are both ORs. They are also ably assisted by Matron, Carol Pennells and by Sarah Belcher, the Resident Tutor.
When girls join the House they become part of the Field family and Mr & Mrs Griffiths aim for every girl to feel at "home". The girls look forward to film, cereal and smoothie nights as well as baking on a Sunday afternoon. Each girl is encouraged to fulfill their potential in all areas of school life and to appreciate one another, fostering friendships to last a lifetime.
Patrick joined Repton School to teach Mathematics in 2000 after serving in the Army and became Head of Careers in addition to running golf, squash and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Scheme. Jane Griffiths is a trained nursery nurse and gave up her job working in St Wystan’s, the village school, to take on the pastoral role in Field House.