So, what apart from its outstanding cross-dressing netball team and its reputation for always having the best cakes in the afternoon makes Robinites recognisable? It is often said by other members of the School how surprisingly well year groups get on and how pleasant it is that a Year 10 pupil can have a chat to a Year 13 pupil as if speaking to a peer. Just as notable as our friendliness is our popularity. Robinites is probably the most visited House in the School, with the top floor swarming with Year 12 pupils, spilling out of the common room and into the corridors, and with our Year 9’s pizza evenings filling the first floor.
There are many scholars in our midst; academic, music, art and Peter Attenborough award winners. The Lack of Talent Variety Show is one of the most widely anticipated theatrical events in the School calendar, and without Robinite inspiration it wouldn’t be quite the same.
We’ve had victories in recent years, in House art, music, drama, sport, and even general knowledge competitions. Putting victories aside, when it comes down to it, Robinites is, and always will be, a friendly environment and the social centre of the School.
Year 13 House Monitor
Robinites was founded in 1872 by Mr GH Robinson, the Music Master, when the School moved to Godalming from London. In 1972 the House moved to its present site in purpose-built accommodation on Northbrook.
The House provides single-room accommodation and internet connection throughout. There is also an IT room and library containing 6 networked PCs, a games room and a TV and common room on the ground floor.
Robinites counts amongst its more distinguished alumni the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sir Oliver Popplewell, the High Court Judge, and Michael Prestwich, Professor of History at Durham University.