School House is a friendly, inclusive and warm-spirited boarding-house that offers 64 boys, aged from 13 to 18, a family 'home-from-home' atmosphere. Tom and Vicky Naylor took over as houseparents of School House in August 2011. They are committed to offering the highest level of pastoral care to each and every member of the House.
School House is a boarding house for the committed all-rounder. A significant proportion of the boys in the House are regularly involved in a combination of sporting, musical and cultural commitments, on top of their core academic work.
On joining, new boys will find School House to be a purposeful but relaxed environment full of welcoming characters and it is certainly a place where they can be happy. However, living alongside so many high achieving role-models undoubtedly inspires new members of the House to set their sights high. Indeed, during Tom and Vicky's time in charge of the House, School House boys have undertaken the roles of Head Boy (four times), Captain of the 1st XI Cricket (four times), Captain of the 1st VI Boys Tennis, the winner of Repton's Young Musician of the Year, Head of Debating, Captain of Swimming, Captain of Rugby (twice), as well as a number of heads of academic societies and a notable number of successful applicants to Cambridge and Oxford colleges.
Tom Naylor, BSc, PGCE
Tom and Vicky Naylor took over the running of School House in August 2011. Tom was educated at Oakham School, as a boarder, and then Reading University. After a three year spell working in product marketing, a PGCE led to him joining the Business Studies and Economics Department at Repton in 2003. Tom was appointed resident tutor in The Cross and Assistant Head of Careers before taking charge of School House.
Tom is a keen sportsman - with a particular interest in hockey, football, rugby, cricket, golf and cycling – as well as being passionate about music. During his time at Repton, he has been heavily involved in the coaching of boys and girls hockey, taking charge of the girls and boys 2nd XI teams, as well as having undertaken the role of Master-in-charge of boys’ athletics, prior to being appointed a Housemaster. Most recently he has enjoyed coaching the U16 cricket team.
Tom is married to Vicky, a physiotherapist at Burton hospital, who supports him in the running of School House and they have three children: Amelie (13), Freddie (8) and Archie (3) as well as a Black Labrador called Dotty!