Woodstock (Day, Senior Boys)

Senior boys aged 14 to 18 years.

Welcome to Woodstock, my name is Stephen Miller and I am the houseparent to the boys in the newest house on the hill. I have been delighted to see how the house has developed over the last few years and it is always very exciting to seeing how the boys in the house progress whilst they are at Kingham. Although I live off-site with my wife, Jenny and our three children, I will be in the Woodstock house for much of the day, unless I am teaching in my lab.

As Housemaster of Woodstock, I am responsible for the boys whilst at school and I will be making every effort to ensure that Woodstock is a productive and supportive environment as pupils prepare for public examinations. The Woodstock boys will be well supported by an experienced and dedicated team of academic tutors: Mr Williams, Mr Beasant and Mr Fox and they will encourage the boys to make the most of their time on the Hill by getting involved in every aspect of school life. The main focus this year is on how to use class time and prep time effectively to make outstanding academic progress.  

Woodstock boys 2021

I joined Kingham in 2010 as a Science teacher and have been Head of Science since 2011. I am also involved in the RAF section of the CCF with a particular interest in promoting adventurous training amongst the cadets. I take pupils into mountainous terrain in the UK as well as leading on mountain biking trails. My other interest is in conservation and I run the ConSERVE club at the school.

The house is ideally situated in the heart of the school between the Veritas building and Top School and so it is close to the classrooms and sports pitches, and it acts as an excellent base for the day boys during break and lunch times. Each boy is given their own locker to keep bags, sports kit and school supplies during the day. 

Throughout the year there are a number of socials and inter-house competitions which will bring the house together and I am sure the boys will be keen to make an impact in each of these events. There are many opportunities throughout the year to grow and develop long lasting friendships and I hope that you will be very happy to be part of this house. We are looking forward to meeting you and working with you to enable you to achieve the best you can in all areas of your life.

Housemaster, Mr Miller.