Welcome to South House


Welcome to South House

Our Third to Fifth Form boarding boys belong to South House.

The house is located on the second floor of the south wing of the main school building. The house is equipped with a common room (known as ‘The Jungle’), kitchen and a computer work area. Younger boys sleep in newly-fitted dormitories, whilst our older Fifth Form boys typically occupy smaller rooms in groups of twos or threes.

Josie Davis is the Head of South House, looking after the boy boarders from Third Form and Middle School. Josie is also the Head of Business & Economics. South House is a truly family affair, with Josie’s family there to help, alongside their dog Jasper who enjoys walks and fusses from students on the school site. The House aims to provide a safe and happy home, where the boys work hard, achieve well and are encouraged to throw themselves into all areas of College life.

Josie joined Denstone College in 2017 after five years in an inner-city comprehensive school. She has been involved with boarding since 2019, acting as a boarding tutor in Moss Moor (girls) and Junior Boys Boarding Houses.

During her time at Denstone College Josie has been involved in coaching hockey and netball but her main sporting interest is ju-jitsu and martial arts. She is a 3rd Dan black belt in Kempo Ju-Jitsu, one of a handful of women to hold this rank in the UK.

Head of South House: Josie Davis ([email protected])

Assistant Head of South House: Alex Dawson ([email protected])

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