St Boniface House was foundered in the 1800’s and was originally a Missionary College, however, this beautiful building is now home to 50 senior boys and is one of Warminster's senior boys Boarding Houses, accommodating boys from Year 10 to the Upper Sixth. It offers a homely and lively environment with dedicated staff who work to create a strong bond with all the boys in their care. There are three members of staff in the House whose job it is to get to know the boys really well so that they can support and guide them both in their academic and personal development. The house staff have regular contact with pupils both during the school day and in the evenings; good relations are cemented through the fun and cheerful competiveness of regular house trips, quiz nights and house suppers; some of which are held in St Boniface Hall. The Hall forms part of the House and is used daily by the boys. We can use the Hall for formal dinners, show films and the boys have easy access to a large interior space where they can play music, table tennis or rehearse a play.
The House is led by Benji Snell, House Master and PE teacher of both prep and senior school. Benji specialises in Hockey and Rackets but is always keen to try his hand at all sports. He is assisted by Jeremy Evans, who has been a resident tutor in St Boniface for 4 years. Jeremy is a Lower School tutor, a DT teacher and Head of Hockey at Warminster. Debbie Evans is the House Matron and a pivotal member of the House staffing structure. She has a strong role in the pastoral care of the boys as well as being house administrator and logistics manager. If one of the boys is unwell during the school day it is Mrs Evans who makes sure they are cared for and liaises with the School Nurse. Mrs Evans is also a talented baker of cakes which are much appreciated by the boys!
There is a Prefect system within the House and the Prefects play a very important role assisting the staff on duty and also helping with the younger boys settle into boarding life. They are encouraged to have an active role in how the house is run as well as contributing to house activities.
The House facilities include a modern, well equipped kitchen, two common rooms with televisions and games consoles, a computer room and a laundry room. The boys’ rooms vary in size, from a four-bed dormitory to single rooms. Needless to say in a building with this history, no two rooms are the same. The house has modern private bathroom/shower facilities and WiFi is provided throughout the house.