In Petre House, our aim is to prepare and nurture our boys to develop new life skills and become well rounded young gentlemen.
With foundations rooted in trust and shared values, we aim to help our students develop in maturity whilst maintaining a healthy sense of fun and adventure.
The students begin their formal examinations whilst in Petre and our staff strive to help them adjust to this transition through close support and guidance. Whilst academic success is important to us, we recognise the significance of ensuring the boys are able to manage a positive work-life balance.
Academic rigour is complemented by numerous activities for the boys in the evenings and at weekends such as rugby tournaments, theatre trips and design & technology.
Inter-house competitions are popular and competitive. The Petre House football team maintain an on-going rivalry against Campion House. Events such as these inspire the boys to succeed and we encourage our young men to organise their own social events which promote leadership and organisational skills.
Mr J Meakin, Petre Housemaster
Full BoardingFull Boarding
The majority of boarders at New Hall are full boarders, staying at school throughout the term and going home for exeat weekends, half term breaks and school holidays. With structure and routine, they have every opportunity to achieve their potential, both academically and socially. A full programme of co-curricular and house activities means that there is always something to do.
Weekly BoardingWeekly Boarding
Freed from a daily school journey, Petre weekly boarders can concentrate on academic study while having extra time to invest in their co-curricular interests and talents, such as music, sport or drama. Weekly boarders may either depart on Fridays or remain for Saturday activities. Most weekly boarders choose to return on Sunday evenings, although they may return on Monday mornings if they prefer.
Students who flexi-board for two or three nights per week in Petre are often active in many aspects of school life. They benefit from the ability to stay at New Hall with friends after a day of lessons, sport, music and other activities