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Senior School: Leamington House

Leamington House is a day and boarding house for boys aged 11 to 18 years old.

Housemaster: Mr Carl Hadler (+44 (0)1304 244533 / HadlerC@dovercollege.org.uk)

Deputy Housemaster: Mr Edward Breeze

Matron: Mrs Jude Jaconelli

Academic Tutors: Mr Edward Breeze, Mr Neville Pattison, Mrs Pamela Hopkins, Ms Julie Green, Mr Rupert Hill, Mrs Kathrin Jackson

The Housemaster is Mr Carl Hadler and he lives with his wife Nicky, their three children and their gorgeous black labrador.

The House has very proud traditions dating back to 1920. The name Leamington comes from the town of Leamington Spa where the college was situated between 1917 to 1919 during World War 1.

The House is very proud of its sporting and academic achievements. Last year saw eleven of the thirteen upper sixth boys taking places at University, this included five boys who had English as a second language. Housemaster, Mr Carl Hadler enjoys seeing maximum participation in all House events on the games field and loves to polish the trophies that the boys have won! Mr Hadler is a keen footballer and this competitiveness spills over into each and every inter-house competition.

During Mr Hadler’s first term in charge, the Leamington Boys rose to the challenge of the House Music competition. Their organisation, good humour and sheer determination resulted in a well fought out victory and the ‘feel-good factor’ was present in abundance.

Leamington Boys are expected to be participants, to the best of their ability, in all that is asked of them, within the house, Dover College and the wider community.

House motto: Prudens ergo optimum. (Prudent, therefore, best).

The Inter House Steeplechase title is something the Leamington boys love to do well in. It is a great indicator of house spirit and preparations for the big event start weeks in advance.

The Boarders’ “Boarder of the Year Award is presented to the boy, who in the eyes of the others in the House, contributes the most towards the welfare and spirit of Leamington behind the scenes. This award reflects the close-knit bond between all Leamingtonians. The Matron’s “Boarder of the Year” is also highly sought after.

Boarding Breakfast

Mr Hadler is always looking for new ways to build upon the solid foundations the House enjoys. The common room is furnished with comfortable sofas and boasts a pool table and table football. In the basement, the Boys can play table tennis or try out their new video games on the House’s Xbox or PS3. No matter how great dinner is, boys are always hungry so the small kitchen is very busy in the evenings with the boys having the options of tea, coffee, toast, pasta or noodles.

Leamington Boys are encouraged to take responsibility of their own private and communal living spaces and volunteer for particular duties within the house to ensure it’s smooth running throughout the year. This is seen by Mr Hadler as an ideal opportunity to educate ‘the whole person’ and provides excellent foundations for life at university and beyond.