Welcome to the new boys' boarding House, Rowe House, the home away from home for up to 45 weekly and full boy boarders, as well a number of part time boarders and day boys.
This brand new, state of the art, light and spacious building has been designed and built with the highest regard for those who will use it on a daily basis and also the wider community—the sustainability that’s in every fibre of the construction will come to be valued by generations to come.
Based on the already highly successful design scheme of Alliott House (day girls), Rowe House offers the best in boys’ day and boarding facilities.
Housemaster: Mr Peter Griffin
Deputy Housemaster and Resident Tutor : Mr Nick Featherstone
Rowe House has a friendly, considerate and motivated environment, with a great diversity which makes it a place in which pupils feel they can thrive. The Griffin and Featherstone families, residential staff, visiting tutors and an experienced Housekeeping team ensure that pupils are well-cared for and comfortable, creating a warm family atmosphere.
Pupils can relax around the House in their free time, support others and represent the House in a number of competitive and social events. Rowe House endeavors to create confident, independent and thoughtful young men who approach life with consideration for others and a willingness to take on whatever challenges’ life throws at them.
The large communal area, overlooking the courtyard, is light with plenty of seating to relax in, watch TV, films or play games etc. Boys have access to a kitchen for making toast, as well as other snacks and drinks— all meals are provided in the Dining Hall.
The ground floor also hosts a large changing room with showers and lockers for all Rowe House boys to use.
Spread over three floors, looking out onto the trees and grassy communal seating areas, the boarding accommodation is of the highest standard.
All rooms are en suite. The top floor boasts 7 single rooms, 3 twin rooms, 1 quad room and the Resident House Tutor accommodation. The first floor has 6 single rooms, 3 twin rooms 1 quad room and 1 Resident Assistant staff room.
On the ground floor there are 6 single rooms, 1 twin room, 1 disabled access room, 1 quad room and 1 Resident Assistant staff room. 4th Formers and part-time boarders are offered plenty of study space as well as room for personal belongings. Lower Fifth boys share twin rooms, also en suite, and as they progress into the Upper Fifth and Sixth Form, and their House and study responsibilities increase, they move into their own, single rooms, again with en suite facilities.
Saturday school at Bishop's Stortford College finishes around 3pm, or at such time as sports fixtures finish. Our full boarders who stay throughout the weekend are well cared for and enjoy being part of a smaller group of friends with time to relax, use the school facilities, go into town and join in the organised activities and trips out, such as Thorpe Park theme park, cinema, ice-skating, ten-pin bowling and visits to London or Cambridge.
History of Rowe House
Rowe House, formerly known as School House, moved to its new accommodation in Autumn 2017. The House is named after former Headmaster (1957 - 1970), Peter Rowe, who was in attendance for the official opening of the House.