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Junior House Year 7 & 8

St Edward’s and St Wilfrid’s House is situated in Hume House, purpose-built boarding accommodation in the heart of the school with a large garden behind and its own astroturf.

Virtual House Tour 

Sebastian Phillips is Housemaster of Junior House. Sebastian is an Old Amplefordian who joined us originally as Assistant Housemaster first of St Dunstan’s and St Oswald’s and then St Thomas’. He is also Head of Cricket. Before he joined our staff, he spent fourteen years working in prep schools, most recently as a Housemaster for six years at Cranmore Prep School. Sebastian is married to Victoria and they have a young son and a cocker spaniel called Burty. The whole family get involved in House life! Sebastian brings great prep school skills and experience to Ampleforth and has an instinctive and warm pastoral approach. He also has tremendous energy and our Junior pupils enjoy a packed programme of events and activities throughout the year. 

About St Edward & St Wilfrid

The House celebrates two patrons. St Edward (died 1066) was king of England and a man of great piety. He was a generous benefactor to Westminster Abbey from where the Ampleforth Community originates. St Wilfrid (died 709) was a monk of Ripon and Archbishop of York noted for his apostolic zeal, courage and loyalty.

A Compass for Life

Full Boarding & Day School for students aged 11 to 18