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.
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.
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WHAT THE PARENTS SAY
We are delighted at how fantastically well our son has settled into Charterhouse and loves boarding in Lockites (his home away from home). We are particularly pleased with the Lockites ethos, it’s group dynamics and the core values instilled into the boys; and are most appreciative of Mr Hunt’s keen interest in nurturing our son’s academic success as well as his personal development. In such a short space of time, Mr Hunt has become a wonderful guide and mentor who our son looks up to. My husband and I, have no doubt that, in such a fine, well supported and enriching environment, our son will succeed in achieving his potential best. We are so blessed to have you as our son’s Housemaster. We truly are! Thank you so very much.
Mother of Year 9 boy
In essence, it was our son who chose Lockites as his House of choice and as parents we cannot fault his judgement. The Hunt family have created a warm and happy home for the boys and although like every family there are challenges these are met with a unified approach to finding solutions. I feel that one of its greatest strengths is that the boys concerns are listened to and they are treated very much as individuals with specific needs. We would have no hesitation in recommending it as a great House to boys and parents.
Mother of Year 10 boy
With three children in Lockites, the House is truly home from home. There is a warm and caring atmosphere with friendships being built between students that will last well beyond their time at Charterhouse. Andrew Hunt and his team of House tutors provide a strong support network and Marie Genini takes great care of the students. As overseas parents, this is even more important as we entrust the care of our children to the School.
Mother of an Upper Sixth boy, Lower Sixth girl and Year 10 boy
WHAT THE PUPILS SAY
There is a perfected working atmosphere during banco (study period) at the House, which results in an environment where there is always another pupil or beak (teacher) at hand to help with any pupil's problems, both with the banco (homework) and with the overall understanding of the task at hand.
Year 10 boy
I have always felt that in Lockites help can be found if ever required. As a new Specialist, the knowledge that there is such a strong support system in place is of great comfort, especially when entering into an unfamiliar boarding environment. From a tutor, who gives pastoral as well as academic support, to a welcoming pupil community, there is never a time where we are made to feel lost or out of place. I know that new pupils will be made to feel as comfortable as I have at Lockites.
New Lower Sixth boy
Lockites is a House where everyone gets along, the teachers are all nice and especially Mr Tink, who I am lucky enough to have as a tutor and an assistant Housemaster. Throughout the House, there are friendships between other years, which is why Lockites is the best House.
Year 10 boy
Lockites is more than simply a boarding House; it is a real community. The positive and constantly encouraging atmosphere enables any particular person to thrive and harvest their greatest potential. The staff and pupils alike serve to support, but also to spur us onto greater things.
Lower Sixth boy
Before coming to Charterhouse, I was very nervous about fitting in and whether the experience would live up to my expectations. Thankfully, due to the welcoming atmosphere in Lockites, my time here has surpassed all expectations! I believe Lockites is the most welcoming House and the easiest to fit into.
New Lower Sixth boy
The Boarding 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.