11-18  Co-educational Catholic Senior School in Bath

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Baines House

Baines House is a happy place where friendships are made, challenges are set and successes are celebrated.

Baines House, with its Housemaster and team of tutors, looks after our 11-12 year old students (Lower 3). The House has its own dedicated area within the heart of the school, and offers a common room, changing and locker rooms, games facilities and an outdoor play area.

A key aim of Baines House is to smooth the transition from junior to senior school so students have the time to absorb all the facets of College life, including timetable, new subjects, new friends and Prep.

Mr Jonathan Healy is the Housemaster. His vision for Baines is one where all pupils feel at home and are able to grow emotionally, academically and spiritually within a safe and inclusive environment.

Mr Healy leads a team of tutors who each take responsibility for a group of approximately 15 students. They support and guide their pupils through the year, encouraging them to take ownership and responsibility for themselves, so they learn greater independence to help prepare them for the rest of their time at Prior.

In addition, the Baines House team run activities and events throughout the year that help foster teamwork, resilience, service and friendships:

  • Compete in the House Music Competition

  • Play in sports teams

  • Participate in a number of clubs and activities offered by both Baines House and the wider school. These can take place at lunchtimes, after school and some on Saturday mornings

  • Participate in tutor led reading during Tutor time

  • Be encouraged to take part in activities organised by the library, such as reading challenges and Poetry by Heart

  • Take part in whole school events such as the Fisher Road Relay

  • Engage in liturgical celebrations and Masses

  • Plan and deliver events and stalls for charity

  • Assist Baines House in recycling

  • Take part in a residential trip to Slapton Ley in Devon

  • Play ten-pin bowling with the rest of the year group

  • Watch a Christmas Film in the Theatre