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 Charlie 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 Simon Whittle, Assistant Head of Campion House & Teacher of Theology
Mr Whittle read Philosophy & Theology at Oxford, followed by an MA in Theology at Durham University. After completing these studies, he worked at a Catholic boys’ school, where he has been involved with most areas of school life: from classroom to boarding house to games field. Mr Whittle enjoys the variety which a boarding school life is able to offer, and has found that one of the greatest satisfactions is to see students flourish in different areas of their lives. Outside of the classroom, Mr Whittle enjoys rugby and football, and running a public speaking society. He also has an interest in fencing, shooting and choral singing.
Mr William Christofi, Resident Boarding Assistant & Teaching Assistant (Classics)
Originally from Bristol, Mr Christofi went to Dauntsey’s School in Wiltshire, where he took A levels in English Literature, History and Latin in 2013, before starting on his BA in Classics at University College, Oxford. Unable to bear the thought of no longer being a student after only 4 years, he stayed on at Oxford after graduating in 2017 and completed his MPhil in Greek and Roman History. A multi-sport childhood saw Mr Christofi play 1st XI hockey and cricket at school whilst also finding time for playing piano and trumpet, and singing in the choir. Amidst all this, however, his principal non-academic pursuit is cross-country running, having been selected to run for Great Britain U23s at the European Cross-Country Championships. Most recently, he came 4th in the 2019 British Universities Cross- Country Championships in Exeter, winning the team-bronze medal alongside his Oxford team-mates.
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