Nestled at the end of Cheap Street, a five-minute walk from School and with easy access to the town centre, Wallace House has a distinctive character that its residents come to value deeply.

Recent refurbishments ensure the interior spaces are comfortable, roomy and practical. But the standout feature of Wallace House is its beautiful gardens, which create a calming atmosphere while giving boys plenty of opportunity to let of steam and unwind.

Like every House at Sherborne, Wallace House encourages the skills and talents of every boy, whatever his strengths and passions. The result is a nurturing community in which people look out for their contemporaries, encouraging their success and standing alongside them if times are tough.

Because boys walk through the town to get to School, Wallace House helps keeps them grounded in the real world. As a result, they appreciate the privileges and responsibility of being a Shirburnian all the more, and serve as wonderful ambassadors for the School when out in public.

Housemaster: James Hull

James Hull came to Sherborne in 2017 and has very successfully overseen and developed Sherborne’s offsite visits and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award provision.  Since 2019, James has also been one of Wallace’s Resident Tutors and thus has an intimate knowledge and understanding of the House and its community. 

Prior to joining the School, James completed a degree in Education and a PGCE and has worked in a range of educational settings, teaching pupils from prep through to Further Education.  Immediately prior to starting at Sherborne, James taught at Kingswood Prep School in Bath and, with his wife Hannah, was an Assistant Houseparent. James and Hannah have two children, Joshua and Katy, who currently attend Sherborne Prep.


Wallace House Staff

  • Assistant Housemaster: Mr J Donnelly
  • Matron: Mrs M Walker  
  • Assistant Matron: Mrs K Gosney
  • Resident Tutor: Richard Keen 
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