Lockites

 

Housemaster 

Mr AR Hunt, MA

Andrew Hunt graduated from Cambridge with a degree in Astrophysics in 2004. After a year teaching English in Laos, he returned to the UK to teach Mathematics at Emmanuel College, Gateshead, where he had been a pupil, and then taught at Oundle for three years before joining Charterhouse in 2009. Andrew took up the post of Housemaster of Lockites in September 2016 having previously held the posts of Assistant Housemaster of Gownboys, Head of International Pupils and Weekend Provision, Head of Peer Support and Head of Under School Mathematics. Andrew teaches Mathematics, is in charge of the Christian Union and is keen on all sports, particularly tennis. He is a keen musician and plays jazz and classical piano, violin and bass guitar. 

Andrew is married to Sarah, who is a barrister having read Law at Cambridge. Andrew and Sarah have three children.

Contact Information

Mr AR Hunt
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 291550
E-mail: arh@charterhouse.org.uk

Housemaster's Statement

The School motto, Deo Dante Dedi, “God having given, I give” underpins all that happens at Charterhouse and in Lockites. Coming to a school like Charterhouse is an extraordinary privilege and one open to so few. Given this exceptional start in life, it is important that pupils understand the responsibilities that come with this. We must seek to give back to the wider world and play our part in making it a better and happier place for everyone. The traditional Christian ethos of the School is one that I share and I have a deep conviction that we ought to care for each other and look to the needs of others first rather than our own. This is the ethos I will seek to encourage in Lockites. In other words, love your Housemate as yourself!

Lockites will strive to be a House where the pupils and staff alike are not self-centred, but passionate about caring for others. A House not aiming to be the best at everything at the expense of others but a House where we aim to build each other up and achieve great things together.

As Housemaster of Lockites, I will strive to be a Housemaster that is good at listening to others; empathetic; adept at resolving difficult situations; caring and interested in holistic development; persuasive; wise at stewarding resources; committed to the development of every pupil and committed to building a community. Together I hope that we can build a happy House and one where pupils leave with the conviction that it is more rewarding to make life better for others rather than seeking their own self-fulfilment and satisfaction. Once these values are instilled, I hope they will act powerfully for the rest of the pupils’ lives and go on to inspire others.

If you would like a copy of the parents' Lockites Handbook, please email me: arh@charterhouse.org.uk 

House Profile

Lockites is a House whose members throw themselves with vigour into a wide variety of activities ranging from football to debating en masse in the House competition. The atmosphere in House is relaxed yet conducive to serious academic pursuits. No matter the supposed grandeur of a House competition, Lockites will always give of their best. From the Housemaster to the Fourths, all Lockites have each others' interests at heart. After their five years (two for Specialist girls) in Lockites, pupils have inevitably developed their own interests but are yet never afraid to try new things. Pupils leave the house with life-long friends and have acquired the social skills they need to succeed and flourish in later life.

- Head of House

The Boarding House

Lockites House

Lockites was founded in the summer of 1873 by Sidney W. Lock. After a year at Branksome House, Godalming, Lockites relocated, in 1874, to the site it occupied for 100 years on Sandy Lane (now Charterhouse Hill) to the south-east of the main School. With Weekites standing adjacent and in the shadow of the bridge across to Girdlestoneites, it was overlooked by the site on which Memorial Chapel was erected and dedicated in 1927.

Originally owned by the Housemaster, the House was finally purchased by the School following a fire in 1919. In 1974 the House moved to its current position overlooking Under Green. This new building was designed by the son of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, architect of the Memorial Chapel, and was formally opened by the Queen in 1975. As with all Houses at Charterhouse, Lockites has its own separate dining room and the sports centre, golf course and playing fields are all within easy reach.