Chapman boys show wonderful hospitality and are accepting of each and every individual; indeed that is what makes the House so special. Chapman is a busy and happy community of boys, in which individuality is embraced, differences are valued and boys are able to thrive and truly be themselves.
Chapman House reinforces what it means to work together for a better future and fundraising towards our House charity forms an integral part of this. In 2020-21, the boys raised over £4000 for PAPYRUS. This aspect of service to others means a great deal and each and every Chapman boy is encouraged to do their bit to get involved with the House charity and make a real difference to the lives of others. There is a tangible sense of togetherness and support upon entering Chapman House; indeed, this is what makes Chapman great and what inspires the leaders of tomorrow!
Mr Andrew Olle-Nasim (pictured) took over as Housemaster in Chapman ahead of the 2022 Lent Term. Mr Olle-Nasim also teaches Games and Physical Education. Mr Tom Richardson is Deputy in the House and supervision of the House is supported by a Boys’ Day House Matron. Mr Olle-Nasim, Mr Richardson and Matron provide pastoral care for the Chapman boys throughout the school day and make sure that everything is in order so they can make the very most from their time at Worth. Academic support comes from a tutor team with a great wealth of experience and expertise between them. Mr Richardson is Year 9 tutor, Mr David Burton is Year 10 tutor, while Mr Matthew Wellman oversees Chapman tutoring responsibilities for Year 11 pupils. Mrs Beverley Rodwell offers expert guidance for the Chapman Year 12 boys while Mr Richard Phillips and Dr Bianca Thomas look after Year 13 students. There is also a House Chaplain.
Chapman House is named after John Chapman who was the fourth Abbot of Downside in 1929. He was the founder of Worth Priory (1933) which later became independent in 1957 and then became Worth Abbey in 1965. Worth Preparatory School had a Chapman House from 1946 to 1959 and it was therefore fitting that, as Worth School grew to accommodate its first senior school cohort, one of the first boarding houses was named after Abbot Chapman in 1960. Chapman later became the first dedicated house for day boys in 1997, moving to its present location at the top of the hill in 2001.