Greenwich (Boarding and Day, Girls)

Junior girls aged 11 - 13 (1st and 2nd Forms); Boarding and Day

Welcome to Greenwich, the School’s junior house for girls aged 11 to 13. My name is Dominic Beasant and together with my wife Claire, we run Greenwich as Houseparents. We live in the house alongside our boarding girls and our two children, Rebekah and Joshua, who both attend Kingham Hill.

I have been at the School for eight years and in addition to looking after the Greenwich girls, I teach Maths, mainly to Sixth Formers. Before coming to Kingham, Claire and I lived in Egypt for 12 years, where both of our children were born. As a family we love music and playing games. Claire loves art, craft and cooking and our Greenwich girls have lots of opportunities to get involved with these. I’m into sports and games, with hockey and volleyball being my two favourite sports to coach.

Our main aim for the house is to make sure that all of our girls feel comfortable and relaxed and that they see it is as a home away from home. One of the many ways we do this is through putting girls together in a ‘family’ of five or six, across the year groups; these are really helpful in the initial weeks, where returning girls can be the big sisters to help the new girls to settle in. We also hold a number of popular in-house competitions in hockey, rounders, swimming, music/drama and debating to help everyone get to know each other better and have fun.

It isn’t just myself and Claire that run Greenwich - we have a lot of help from our wonderful staff team, which include our three tutors, Mrs Fowler, Miss Gordon and Mrs Seward. Each year has their own tutor who oversees academic progress and is proactive in having regular pastoral chats with the girls. Our house tutors also run three of the Saturday excursions each term, where the house goes out on a day trip. We have previously been to Thorpe Park and to Milton Keynes, and to watch The Lion King on stage!

Houseparents, Mr and Mrs Beasant and their children.