Located opposite the International School buildings at 111 Banbury Road
18 students, single sex
Twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms
Students eat all meals at the school
Two resident houseparents
Communal facilities include common room, dining area, kitchen, large garden and laundry room
All rooms have wi-fi access
Study period Monday to Thursday evenings at 7pm
Set curfew appropriate for the student’s age Sunday to Thursday, an hour later on Friday & Saturday
Ten minutes walk from the centre of Oxford
2 minutes by bus to 333 Banbury Road (public transport)
Students cannot stay at any time outside the usual school term. Student guardians are required to make arrangements for these occasions
Head of Nash House: Warren Willenberg
Warren has been involved in education for over 15 years including stints of living and teaching in schools in countries as diverse as Canada, Poland, Japan, as well as the UK. In addition to his experience in boarding, he also has considerable experience of teaching in a variety of different schools, ranging from state comprehensives, PRUs, grammar schools and private schools in London and Kent.
He was born in the UK but grew up in Canada and returned permanently to the UK in 2003, where he obtained his teaching degree. He spent over 10 years working in finance at the Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto with a short spell working in the Japanese Embassy in London.
Warren derives considerable reward from working on the pastoral side of education and is passionate about helping to create an environment where boarders can feel comfortable and safe. The potential for positive ‘life lessons’ while living in the boarding community, away from the familiar comforts of home, is very important.
He has a daughter in primary school who, he says, keeps him on his toes. He also enjoys living in Oxford and apart from the sights and history of the city itself, he’s looking forward to exploring the surrounding countryside.