Life in The Green

A short walk up the hill from the main School, The Green is located just three minutes from most lessons and the dining hall.

With its very large garden (football pitch included) and floodlit ‘cage’, the outdoor space is perfect for teenage boys to let off steam; and when they come inside the boys can enjoy the recently refurbished facilities (including two sofa-filled TV rooms, two games rooms, and a common room) in a relaxed and calm atmosphere.

The buildings and space are superb but, it is the people inside that really make The Green come to life. There is no such thing as a typical Green boy, but the hope is that they are all mutually respectful and supportive, purposeful and energetic, and as a result successful in a wide range of fields.

With four Heads of School, three Oxbridge entrants, a Bow Award winner, two music diplomas, and six Captains of major sport First teams – all in the past four years – success is certainly a feature of life in The Green.

The boys have plenty of help in pursuing success, from the matrons, tutors, ‘uncles’ and mentors, year-group prefects and Housemaster. And if none of these people can help, perhaps the two house dogs can!

In the past three years the House raised more than £18,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by swimming 16,500 lengths non-stop in just under 36 hours, cycling 10,000km in the same time, and plans are already underway for more charitable events in the future.

About the Housemaster

Housemaster: Stephen Byrne

Mr Byrne was educated at the University of Durham where he read French and German and took a Postgraduate Certificate of Education.  He began his teaching career at Warminster School before moving in 1992 to Clayesmore where he taught Modern Languages and served as a boarding Housemaster from 2001 to 2009.  He then travelled to Kenya to become Head of Modern Languages and boarding Housemaster at St Andrew's School, Turi.  He has taught at Sherborne since 2014.  Mr Byrne is married to Stitch, who is a teacher at Perrott Hill, and they have four children including Hori who completed his A levels in our Upper Sixth Form in Michaelmas Term 2018. His interests include sport, music and charity work.

Matron: Mrs N Tayler
Assistant Matrons: Mrs S Mitchell and Miss H Wilson
Senior Tutor:
Mr N Scorer
Resident Tutor:
Mr C Smith

The Green House play, Bull, was performed last week. The play was a very funny, thoroughly modern piece of drama and was both very well-performed and very well-directed. 

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The third and final installment of The Green’s ambitious charitable campaign...
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The Green Fourth Form went on a day of team building and leadership tasks at the Brenscombe Outdoor Centre...

The Green House Concert featured musicians displaying a dazzling array of skills...

The Green House Play was both hilarious and riveting...
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The boys of The Green cycled an incredible 10,480km in Part 2 of their amazing charitable campaign...