Farwell House is a day house for boys aged 13-18 years. When choosing your son’s house, every parent has a unique set of priorities and expectations. Our aim is to ensure that all students are given the best pastoral care to support their academic progress.
The house motto ‘Per Angusta ad Augusta’ translated to ‘Through hardship we achieve great things’ supports the idea that ‘Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort’. But what does this mean at Farwell House? First and foremost we teach the importance of respect for others, good manners, kindness and honesty. Through a careful balance of challenge and support, we hope students develop their joy of learning and the confidence to try something new. Students learn to become independent in thought and action. Most importantly, students are encouraged to always give of their best and to believe that they can make a difference in the world.
As Housemaster of Farwell, Mr Jonathan Fry (pictured left) has plenty of experience of working with both boarding and day boys. Mr Fry also teaches Economics and Business Studies, and his interest in pastoral care and student achievement is often at the forefront of his teaching. A committed Catholic, he enjoys spending time with his family: Rose, his wife, and his two children Grace (19) and Jack (16). He is a keen sportsman, having played competitive club hockey and cricket for many years. In addition he loves Arsenal FC, tennis, table tennis, ultimate frisbee and singing.
Farwell’s House Chaplain is Joe Phoenix and he plays an important role in the spiritual development of the boys. A very experienced tutor team of Mrs Caroline Burton (Deputy Head of House and Year 10), Mr Daniel Collins, Mrs Andi Kirpalani (Year 11), Dr Peter Scott (Year 10), Mrs Charlie Todman and Mr Hugo Sutton (Year 9) also help provide the high level of pastoral care that is synonymous with Farwell House.
Farwell House aims to continue the finest traditions of Abbot Farwell with great emphasis on the three Cs – being caring, compassionate and committed – as its underlying ethos. Our aim is to work with home to encourage and educate your son as he travels his unique path. We look forward to working together to offer your son educational and pastoral excellence, together with the spiritual foundation of Catholic and Benedictine values.