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St Dunstan's & St Oswald's

St Dunstan's and St Oswald's is situated in the recently refurbished Bolton House to the north of the school site and enjoys glorious views over the school to the valley beyond.

Virtual House Tour 

Boarding accommodation is provided in small dormitories of up to eight for the first three years and then single study bedrooms for the Sixth Form (Years 12 & 13). The House provides light and spacious accommodation for the boys with plenty of recreation spaces, a beautiful Chapel, and wonderful views across the valley.

Stefan Steinebach is the Housemaster of St Dunstan's & St Oswald's. Stefan teaches German, French, and Latin. He was previously Head of Lower & Middle School and Head of Boarding at Schule Schloss Salem, Germany’s foremost boarding school, and before that Head of Modern Foreign Languages and Director of the International Baccalaureate progamme at Worth School in Sussex. He lives in St Dunstan’s and St Oswald’s with his wife Rebecca, who is the Registrar at Ampleforth, and has a background teaching German, French, and Latin as well as being a Housemistress. They have three children.

Boarding is Stefan's true passion and he loves living and working in a community whose values he wholeheartedly shares. He strongly encourages Student Voice, where students take an active part in decision-making processes in the House. He is interested in the life and work of Ernest Hemingway and is a keen musician.

About St Dunstan

St Dunstan was one of the leading figures in the restoration of Benedictine monasticism in England following the Viking invasions, and stimulated the so-called “10th century Renaissance” in academic and artistic achievement in late Anglo-Saxon England. St Dunstan was also the first founder of Westminster Abbey, the abbey from which the monastic community at Ampleforth originates.

About St Oswald

St Oswald of Worcester (d. 992) was Archbishop of York from 972 until his death whilst washing the feet of the poor. As Bishop and Archbishop, Oswald supported St Dunstan’s reforms of the church, including monastic reforms, and founded a number of monasteries, including Ramsay Abbey in Cambridgeshire. 

A Compass for Life

Full Boarding & Day School for students aged 11 to 18