Robinites was founded in 1872 by Mr GH Robinson, the Music Master, when the School moved to Godalming from London. It was originally sited on Frith Hill. For the first thirty years of its existence it was a ‘waiting house,’ for pupils awaiting a place in another, more senior, house. In 1904-05 it achieved full House status within the School. 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.