Located in a lovely Old Priory, outside the city in beautiful countryside
15 minutes by bus to the International School buildings at 111 Banbury Road (school bus provided)
Single and twin rooms all with shared bathroom facilities
Separate girls and boys sides in the house
Three resident houseparents
Communal facilities include common rooms, classrooms and large outside spaces
Study period Monday to Thursday evenings at 7pm
Students eat all meals at the school
Wi-fi access throughout the House
There is a school nurse in case anyone feels unwell
Set curfew appropriate for the student’s age Sunday to Thursday, an hour later on Friday & Saturday
Students cannot stay at any time outside the usual school term. Student guardians are required to make arrangements for these occasions
Head of St. Philip's House: Ella Thapaliya
Originally from Scotland where she trained as a Registered General Nurse, Ella’s nursing career has taken her overseas, first to Saudi Arabia then Dubai where she gained her MoH School Nurse License. She has been a School Nurse since 2002 and has loved every minute.
While overseas she was very involved in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award scheme which saw her visit the Wadi’s of Oman, as well as Kenya where she worked in an orphanage for the summer and climbed Mount Kenya. She later went to Nepal where, as well as meeting her husband Ram, she also made it to Everest Base Camp.
Ella has been in boarding since returning to the UK in 2009 first as a Resident Nurse then as a House Parent.
She has two sons Jamie and Bishal and a daughter Barsha, along with a cat called and Momo.