Gervase House has had a varied history and traces its origins back to Worth’s very beginnings as a senior school, first forming in September 1960.
It has had several ‘homes’ around the School over the years. Since September 2017, the House has moved location to our own building overlooking the golf course, yet only minutes from the classrooms with accommodation for up to 57 boys in Years 9 to 13. Boys have the use of a large common room with a TV and the infamous ‘Pit’. There is also a games room with a pool table, table football and air hockey along with a quiet room where students can read or play chess.
The accommodation is a mix of old and new. There are 10 to 12 boys in each year group and Years 9 to 10 share 3 to 4 to a room while Year 11 pupils have twin rooms and Year 12/13 pupils have their own rooms. Years 11 to 13 pupils study in their rooms during prep and study periods and all their rooms have internet access. Years 9 and 10 do prep in a separate study room and in House they are able to access the internet via the common room wi-fi.
We have a very strong House team. The Housemaster is Mr Alick Macleod (pictured) who teaches Geography and Games. The Gervase team also includes Deputy Housemaster, Mr Robin Moss, and our Boarding Tutor, Mr Alex Leadbeater. We are very fortunate to have Mrs Janine Forbes-Kiely who brings a wealth of experience to her role as Matron, while Will Desmond is House Chaplain.
Our Patron is Blessed George Gervase, a Sussex-born Benedictine monk and priest who was martyred at Tyburn in 1608.