Pageites was one of the later houses to be built and was founded in 1875 by Mr TE Page, a renowned schoolmaster, housemaster and classics scholar. It was originally situated on Frith Hill, a few hundred yards from the main School at the end of the bridge to Girdlestoneites. Pageites moved into the current building in 1974. All members of the House have individual study bedrooms from the Removes (Year 10) onwards. In the Fourths (Year 9) there are three double rooms in the new wing and everyone in their first year spends at least one term sharing.
There are a range of facilities within the House including a large Common Room, games room, library/computer room, music room, butteries on each floor, and separate Sixth Form Common Rooms. We are situated advantageously near to the Central Dining Rooms, Queen’s Sports Centre, playing fields, Astroturf and golf course.
MR NICK PELLING
Our aim in Pageites is to provide an environment that forms a home away from home in which all members of the House are appreciated and valued as individuals. They are given every opportunity and encouragement to develop their intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm for learning and academic abilities as well as their very many individual interests and talents. Pageites is well known for its friendliness and integration of pupils within and across year groups.
Throughout their time in the House, Pageites develop their self-confidence and self-reliance, teamwork, leadership and social skills. In the Under School boys help out with the day to day running of the House and all First Year Specialists (boys and girls) are given opportunities to take on specific responsibilities before playing key roles in helping to run the House in their final year. Overall, we form a vibrant and diverse community and all Pageites contribute positively to the house and school atmosphere in all that they do.
Mr NS Pelling, MA
Nick Pelling came to teach History at Charterhouse in 1989 after winning the Earl of Derby prize for the best first class degree in the University in London. He currently teaches modern History. His wife is Head of Art at Barrow Hills Prep School and they have four children, the youngest of whom is now 18. He is the author of the book Anglo-Irish Relations 1798-1922 and has recently completed an MSc in American Politics.
Nick has also been involved with the creation of the Pre-U History syllabus for the Cambridge International Board. His interests include football (supporting Southampton), American and Irish History, and current affairs. He has been known to play the guitar.
Mr NS Pelling MA
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Housemaster from September 2019
MR pAUL mARTIN
I am delighted to introduce myself as the incoming housemaster of Pageites from September 2019. It will be a great privilege to be handed the reins from Nick Pelling; I look forward to working with him over the coming months to provide a seamless transition and offer you ample reassurance that Pageites will thrive in a safe and happy environment.
Before moving to London two years ago, I was fully ensconced in the life of a busy boarding school as Head of Theology & Philosophy, resident in a boarding house, coaching hockey, leading the Royal Marines CCF and co-ordinating UCAS and US higher education applications. My time at Latymer Upper School has been similarly busy to life at Uppingham, recently undertaking the challenge of running the wellbeing strategy for the school. However, my wife Harriet and I are thrilled about the prospect of returning to a full boarding environment, where we can once again enjoy seeing pupils flourish across all aspects of school life.
Pageites has a warm family atmosphere and with a new baby on the way we are looking forward to fully immersing ourselves into this culture. It is with great enthusiasm that I look forward to guiding the boys through their Charterhouse years. I am deeply passionate about boarding and wellbeing in young people and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on both when we meet.
Mr Paul Martin, MA, BSc
After spending a year in the Army with the Royal Logistics Corps on a Gap Year Commission, Paul gained a BSc in International Transport from Cardiff University. He then worked as a recruitment consultant in London and Tokyo before studying for an MA in Theology and Religious Studies in order to move into teaching. He has taught Religious Studies & Philosophy at Warminster School, then Uppingham School (where he became Head of Department), before joining his present school, Latymer Upper, in London. He is leading Latymer’s wellbeing strategy and currently sits on both the pastoral and mental health committees. He has had several years’ pastoral experience in boarding houses, including being a Resident Tutor and an Assistant Housemaster.
In his schools’ career, Paul has involved himself with the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, led the Combined Cadet Forces Royal Marines and RAF sections, as well as played an active part in sport; including coaching Uppingham’s 1st XI hockey and 1st VI tennis.
In his spare time, come snow, rain or sunshine, Paul can be found in the mountains.
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