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Boarding at RGS


Here at RGS, we are privileged to be able to provide accommodation for up to seventy boarders aged 11-18 within our modern, purpose-built boarding house, Fraser Youens.

Boarding at RGS


To ensure a comprehensive boarding experience for our students, we offer a wide range of organised weekly activities for boys to take part in.
Here at RGS, we are privileged to be able to provide accommodation for up to seventy boarders aged 11-18 within our modern, purpose-built boarding house, Fraser Youens.

Constructed just before the new millennium, our accommodation, facilities and the overall boarding experience we provide is consistently rated as outstanding by our students. The comfort of the boys in our care is central to every aspect of boarding life and we are delighted to say that our staff and boarders alike share a true sense of family and community, ensuring a genuine ‘home from home’ experience.

Over the past eight years, our boarders have consistently outperformed our day students in academic results, with recent leavers achieving over 90% at A*-B at A-Level and almost 80% at A*-A grades at GCSE. Boarding at RGS allows our boys to benefit from extra time studying, which would otherwise be spent travelling to and from school, as well as the opportunity to participate in the wide range of activities available in and out of traditional school hours. The ability to socialise, enjoy in-built free time and have access to continuous academic and pastoral support is core to the success of our boarding students.

Our highest priority has, and will always be, the welfare of our students and as such, we strongly believe that boarding should not be a separation from family but instead an extension of family. Throughout their time at RGS, our boarding students will benefit from being at the core of a working partnership between their parents and our staff, designed to both nurture and promote success.

We strive to promote a feeling of family community throughout Fraser Youens and we actively encourage many of our boarders help lead this community within both the house and school.

  • Luke Huelin

    Boarding Tutor

  • James Young

    Boarding Tutor

  • Sarah Scourfield

    Boarding Tutor

  • Sabrina Lawson

    Boarding Tutor

  • Antony Silvey

    Boarding HouseMaster

  • Ginny Gallagher

    Academic Housemistress

  • Jon Scourfield

    Head of Boarding

Meet Our
Boarding Staff


To ensure an outstanding boarding experience at RGS, it is essential that our boarders have a professional, dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff to support them in their endeavours. We are proud that our staff below embody these qualities and enable those students living in Fraser Youens to excel academically whilst still enjoying their lives to the full. Residential House...
  • Luke Huelin

    Boarding Tutor

    Luke studies Sports Performance at the University of Bath from 2012-2015. During that time, Luke represented the 1XV rugby team as well as making appearances for Bath United. Following Luke's graduation from the University of bath, he went on to complete a PGCE in Physical Education At Bath Spa University. Luke started as a PE teacher at RGS in September 2016 where he was head coach of the U13 rugby team. He is going to try to balance being head coach for the U12 rugby team as well as playing for Henley Hawks. Luke was born and grew up in Jersey, where he enjoyed all types of water sports and outdoor adventure. He is looking forward to starting his new role as a boarding tutor at Fraser Youens and hopes to bring lots of fun within the boarding activities.

  • James Young

    Boarding Tutor

    After seven years at Hornsea School and Language College James went on to study Natural Sciences for four years at the University of Cambridge before staying a further year to complete his PGCE. He returned part time to complete his Master of Education. He started working at RGS in 2010 as a Teacher of Chemistry and has been a Boarding Tutor since 2012. James is the Subject Leader for Chemistry and is also involved in U12 Rugby. Mr Young’s boarding revision sessions for Chemistry have been a huge success. Outside of school he enjoys running, especially those gruelling events with mud and obstacles.

  • Sarah Scourfield

    Boarding Tutor

    Sarah lives in Fraser Youens House along with Jon and their two young daughters. Sarah is a primary KS2 teacher and prior to changing her career to teaching, worked in the corporate events and conference industry in London. She studied International Politics and Strategic Studies at Aberystwyth University and a few years later completed her PGCE at Oxford Brookes. Sarah has travelled around the World, is an enthusiastic runner, has fulfilled a childhood aspiration of running the London Marathon and more recently ran the gruelling Boxing Day Chevin Chase Race. Sarah’s top priority in boarding is to create a warm and friendly environment for the boys while they are studying and living away from home. 

  • Sabrina Lawson

    Boarding Tutor

    Sabrina is the current Head of Spanish at RGS and shares a boarding tutor group with Mrs Scourfield. Having gone to school at Challoner's she then went to study German and Spanish at Manchester University, including a third year spent in both Spain and Germany. After graduating, she lived in Poland for two years, teaching English and then spent one final year in Madrid before deciding to return to the UK to teach full time. She runs an annual Spanish exchange trip, enjoys travelling and has led World Challenge trips to Madagascar, Tanzania, Morocco and Croatia. She particularly likes baking and loves running baking as an activity for our boarders. 

  • Antony Silvey

    Boarding HouseMaster

    Antony joined the teaching staff at RGS in 2014 after completing a PGCE and a BA in Spanish at Birmingham University as well as spending a year in Huelva, Andalucía. Antony is an old boy of the school having played in the same 1st XV as England international Christian Wade. Antony teaches Spanish to A level and French to our junior students. Antony is a keen rugby player but loves nothing less than to discuss the finer aspects of Spanish cuisine. As an old boy, Antony can pass on many handy hints to our boarders.

  • Ginny Gallagher

    Academic Housemistress

    Ginny was educated at Hereford Cathedral School before reading Mathematics with Education at Homerton College, Cambridge. She joined the RGS in 2004 after enjoying a short spell teaching in India. Ginny has been part of the Boarding community since 2005, as a House Tutor and now Housemistress. In addition to teaching Mathematics, she is an officer in the CCF (Army) and involved in Duke of Edinburgh and World Challenge Expeditions. Ginny is married to David, who is a Head of Year and a fellow RGS Maths teacher. They have a young daughter, who was born in 2014. Although Mrs Gallagher has responsibility for Academic matters within Boarding she is clearly there to support all of the boarders in a huge variety of ways. Younger boarders might want to know that she holds the Boarding pocket money account.

  • Jon Scourfield

    Head of Boarding

    Jon took up the position as Head of Boarding in 2008. Jon is married to Sarah (a teacher who is also a Boarding tutor) and they have two daughters, Jon is an avid reader when he has the time and is passionate about most sports. Jon went to school in Yorkshire before studying a Physical Education degree at Borough Road (now Brunel University). Initially after leaving college, Jon juggled professional rugby league with his teaching career, however a knee injury put paid to the rugby and he joined RGS as Head of Year 7. He has also been master in charge of Athletics, Head of Rugby and a Head of Year in the Sixth Form. Jon loves travelling and has led overseas ski trips and tours abroad visiting South America, Australasia and Africa. If you have any queries about any aspect of Boarding, Mr Scourfield will be able to point you in the right direction.

  • β€˜β€˜It is impossible to express how happy I am with the progress made by both of them. Excellent facilities, excellent teaching and a boarding house that is home from home.”

    A direct quote from a boarding parent, cited in our latest Ofsted report.