Mr Cummins, Mrs Cummins and their five children
The ethos of Campion House is based on the values of trust, loyalty, kindness and respect. The staff of Campion House believe in the fundamental importance of these qualities in the development of the character of our boys.
Boys work hard and learn to organise their time effectively so that they can also relax and enjoy themselves. Popular recreational activities include five-a-side football, seven-a-side rugby, music, art, cookery and the occasional game of Scrabble. Campion boarders undertake their public examinations during their time in the house and, whilst they are encouraged to take responsibility for their own study time, they do so under guidance from the resident academic staff.
Campion House has produced a number of Senior Prefects over recent years and a significant number of successful Oxbridge candidates. We are proud of this and are dedicated to building on this success for many years to come.
Mr D Cummins, Head of Campion House
Mr Cummins, Head of Campion House & Teacher of PE & Games
From January 2020, the Head of Campion House is Mr Cummins, who has been a Housemaster & PE Teacher for ten years at Worth School. He is a former professional rugby player with Gloucester RFC and also played cricket for Middlesex CCC 2nd XI, still playing for Sussex Seniors in the County Championship. After graduating from Exeter University and teaching in Gloucester for a number of years, he became Director of Sport in two independent schools. His wife, Susan Cummins, is also a Housemistress and a teacher of Girls’ Games & Mathematics. She is looking forward to joining the resident community. Their son, Joseph, joins Year 10 in January.
Mr Douglas-Hughes, Assistant Head of Campion House
Having boarded from age 7 to 18, Mr Douglas-Hughes is a strong believer in the advantages offered by boarding life. Before joining New Hall in 2017, he worked for a charity for 7 years, delivering a range of activities and residential trips to young people aged 11-18. Mr Douglas-Hughes is a keen sportsman, with a particular passion for cricket, which he continues to play to a high standard. Mr Douglas-Hughes is also interested in cookery and travel. Mr Douglas-Hughes is married to Lucy and they have a one-year-old son, Freddie, and a lurcher, Jeff.
Mr Yuen, Boarding Assistant
Mr Yuen joins Campion House from Oxford, where he spent the last four years studying History. He has worked previously as a freelance tour guide in Bristol, his hometown, and is now enjoying getting to know the opposite end of the country. Outside of school, Mr Yuen is a keen cook, an occasional cyclist, and an avid explorer of French backwaters. He has a wonderful cat.
Mr Higgins, Boarding Tutor and Teacher of Theology
Originally from the southwest of England, Mr. Higgins holds an MPhil in theology from the University of Dublin and, prior to that, read Theology as an undergraduate at Oriel College, Oxford. Having worked abroad as a teacher of English, he arrived at New Hall in September 2020 where he teaches in the Theology Department. In his spare time, Mr. Higgins enjoys reading, travelling, or simply taking a walk on the beach.
Full BoardingFull Boarding
Full Boarding at New Hall
- Full Boarders live at School throughout the term, usually only going home at Half Term and during school holidays
- During Optional Exeat Weekends, Full Boarders have the choice to stay in their boarding house or to make arrangements to stay with family, friends or guardians
- Full Boarders have unrivalled access to the School’s facilities, seven days a week throughout term time
- Full Boarders are able to participate in weekend trips and activities organised by their Heads of Boarding
- The structure and routine of Full Boarding at New Hall means students settle very quickly to School life and as a result are well-placed to fulfil their potential across curricular and co-curricular endeavours
Weekly BoardingWeekly Boarding
Weekly Boarding at New Hall
- Weekly boarding is ideally suited for those who live locally or more widely within the Eastern region
- Most Weekly Boarders will return to their House on Sunday evening, although for some a Monday morning return is more convenient
- Weekly Boarders are freed from the daily commute, which for some day students can be up to 2 hours or more
- During the time saved, Weekly Boarders can wake-up later in the morning, enjoy co-curricular activities after school, complete all of their homework and still have time for relaxation and downtime with their friends!
- Weekly Boarders may depart for home on a Friday evening or on Saturday following any co-curricular pursuits in which they may be involved, such as dance classes or sports fixtures
- All boarders in Years 11-13 are either Weekly or Full Boarders