Housemaster: Nick Davies

Thomason is a House where each individual really matters. It has an extended family feel with a warm and friendly atmosphere and the House is run on relationships between pupils as well as teaching staff and pupils rather than on traditional hierarchical lines. The concept of mutual respect is key to the ethos of the House.

Thomason is a diverse and cultured House in which artists, thespians, sportsmen and musicians share their appreciation of each other's talents. Regular trips to the theatre in London are an important part of the House social life as is the joint Upper Sixth Dining Society with Colvin.

Thomason boys

The 55 boys are involved in a variety of House outings during non-academic time, including visits to Spamalot, The History Boys, The Producers, and Boeing, Boeing.

Their recent House plays include The Changeling, Tons of Money, Black Comedy, Rope, L'Ecole des Femmes and The Madness of George III.

Thomason boys are a success on the sports field as well as academically, musically and in other disciplines in and out of School. The House boasts two Oxbridge places in 2008: Jamie Bennett - Chemistry, Christ Church Oxford, and Scott Woods - Chemistry, Exeter College, Oxford.

There are 21 scholars in Thomason, including academic, all-rounder, music, technology, art and the Frank Warren sports scholarship. The House also boasts a gold medallist at National Swimming Championships (Alex Lodge) and five County hockey players:

Mark Agass Essex
Luke Frey Hertfordshire
Alexander Pilgrim Hertfordshire
James Treadgold Hertfordshire
Alexander Tivey Hertfordshire

They also have an Under 17 French ski champion (Franklin Delaye) and one of the youngest holders of a helicopter licence (Scott Davies).

This year, the winner of the individual best performer at the House music competition was Thomason's Alexander Pilgrim. Grade 8 musicians in the House include William Oliver and Herbert Swaniker.


Nick became HM of Thomason in September 2014. Joining Haileybury as Head of Geography from Stamford School, Lincolnshire in September 2012, Nick has coached rugby and athletics teams at various levels, and is also Contingent Commander of the Haileybury CCF. Following his graduation from Birmingham University with a BA in Geography, he joined the Royal Navy as a warfare officer before becoming a teacher and also now serves with the
Army Reserve. He lives with his wife Annika, young son Ben, and a black Labrador called Barney.


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House identity

Colours - Blue and gold

Crest - Eagle

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