Trevelyan is situated in the main quadrangle at the heart of Haileybury. Its history goes back 144 years, making it one of the oldest at Haileybury. In 1862 there were only two Houses at Haileybury - the "Blue House" and the "Red House". In 1868 the Red House was renamed Trevelyan House after Sir Charles Trevelyan who was a pupil at the East India College from 1824 and later the Governor of Madras. Initially, Trevelyan consisted of a long dormitory with pupils' desks next to their beds. Later, pupils did their academic work and had their own studies in the Centenary Block which is the part of the main quad between Thomason and Big School. In 1993 Bartle Frere, which was situated above Trevelyan, left for its new location and the first floor was changed into study bedrooms and a Common Room. Further refurbishments and improvements were carried out in 1997, 2001 and 2008. There are currently 55 boys in the house, of whom 41 are boarders.
Some well-known old Trevelyan pupils include:
Trevelyan has a warm, friendly and welcoming feel and is very much a home from home for the boys with a real family atmosphere. The dormitory for the Removes and Middles leads directly onto the Housemaster's house and the door is literally open all the time. The boys are encouraged to take responsibility for themselves, respecting others and becoming independent and confident but also tolerant and sensitive to others. Of course, achieving individual and collective success academically, musically as well as on the games field and in other co-curricular fields makes people feel happy and good about themselves. The Housemaster, tutors and prefects work hard to encourage the boys to fulfil their potential and do their best, and get involved in the wider school community by trying new things. Structure and discipline are crucial in setting the right environment for boys to be successful and happy.
Bill Irving hecame HM of Trevelyan in 2013, having previously been the Head of Academic ICT and a tutor in Lawrence. Bill joined Haileybury to teach physics in 2009 after a full career in the Army. Married to Wendy since 1991, he has three sons and a slightly mad retired racing greyhound. Wendy works in the horticulture industry. Joe and Henry, their eldest two sons, are under-gamekeeper and student respectively and his youngest son, Robbie, is currently a day pupil in Lawrence. When not teaching physics, Bill enjoys coaching squash and athletics, is the proud owner (and rider) of a Triumph motorbike and enjoys running, fly fishing and rock climbing. His hidden (but noisy) talent is playing the bagpipes!
Each year group has a tutor who works alongside the Housemaster to provide additional pastoral support and help to the boys by generating a friendly and purposeful atmosphere.
Richard Johnson - teacher of History; Removes Tutor
Richard joined Haileybury as a History teacher in September 2010. He was educated at Thorngrove Prep School before moving onto Oakham School in Rutland. Studying at Durham for four years, he emerged with an MA in politics. A coach of rugby and rowing at Haileybury, Richard maintains a keen interest in sport, making regular spirited appearances for staff hockey and football teams. Away from the classroom Richard enjoys cooking and (for his sins) following Arsenal FC.
Niall McCarthy - teacher of Mathematics; Middles Tutor
Niall joined Haileybury as a Maths teacher in September 2008 and is Assistant Housemaster. He was educated at De La Salle College, Dundalk, and Queen's University Belfast. He has been teaching for ten years, including a five-year spell in Bangkok, Thailand. Mr McCarthy is passionate about football, being a life-long Dundalk FC fan. When at De La Salle, he was a member of the team which won the Irish Schools' Cup. He also enjoys taking on the Trevelyan boys, with considerable success, at pool and on the Playstation. He is married with a young son and daughter.
Alasdair McWhirter - teacher of Classics; Fifths Tutor
Ali McWhirter joined Haileybury in the Autumn of 2011. He spent seven years at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford, and then five months teaching and playing rugby in Tanzania. He studied Classics at Downing College, Cambridge, where he played rugby for the College and University 2nd team, and captained the college badminton team. This is his first teaching job, and is taking Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation, as well as being assistant coach for the U14As rugby team. Ali enjoys watching and playing sport and talking to himself in Swahili.
Dan Payne-Cook - Head of PE; Lower VI Tutor
Dan Payne-Cook joined Haileybury in 2001 from Haberdashers' Aske's Boys School as Head of Physical Education and a teacher of Lower School Biology. Dan's first stint in Trevelyan was as a Removes tutor in his first year at the school. In 2002 he became Houseparent of the Lower School boarding house, Highfield, before re-joining Trevelyan this year (2012). In his time at Haileybury he has been master in charge of basketball and lower school sports, coached the 2nd XIs in football and cricket and the U15A rugby team as well as the U13A teams in rugby, cricket and football. Dan is a keen gardener and likes to experiment in the kitchen when he has any spare time! Dan is married to Nicky and has four children, Ella, Oliver, Archie and Sophie and two golden retriever dogs - Bella and Bonnie.
Adrian Box – teacher of Art; Resident tutor
Adrian Box has taught Art at Haileybury since 1998 and led the department on two occasions, having previously taught at Eton College where he taught current teacher Harry Baxendale. As Resident tutor, he has extra pastoral responsibilities and is Haileybury's Dance Co-ordinator.
Joe Hyam - teacher of Modern Languages