Burdett House for boys aged 7 – 11 (years 3 -6) is located in a separate building attached to the main house. The house has a warm, vibrant and busy feel to it with the emphasis most definitely on family fun. Whether it’s playing cricket in the corridor, deadly light sabre attack or hide and seek, Fifa World Cup X-box challenges, early morning runs, there is always something going on.
The house is well resourced with a common room with TV and X-Box, laptops and house wifi, books, and various board games. There are four-bedders all named after superheroes (rather like the Burdett boys!): Iron Man, Superman, Batman and Spiderman
Burdett is the boys’ house for several months of the year so we don’t underestimate how important it is to create a home from home environment for the boys. Many of the boys comment on how safe and cared for they feel in the house. All the boys are made to feel at home and part of the boarding family at Foremarke.
Academically, the boys get teacher support with their prep and a time is set aside each evening for the boys to read to each other and the house staff. Strong communication between house parents and the boys’ teaching staff make sure that we help the boys be the very best that they can be.
Burdett House-parent is Mrs Kelly. Mrs Kelly is the Head of Boarding and Assistant Head (pastoral). Mrs Kelly teaches PE and PSHEE. Mrs Forman and Mrs Squires are Burdett’s House Assistants and all the boys adore them. We also have a plethora of Gap students and Mr Clarkson of Birmingham City and Stoke City FC fame is the Deputy Housemaster.