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Tim Holgate studied Business Management at Southampton Solent University.  Throughout his teaching career, he has taught Business Studies and Economics while coaching  a wide range of sports including senior boys rugby and was Master-in-charge of athletics for four years.  Away from College life, he enjoys spending time with his wife Kirsty and their two daughters, Ella and Jessie.

eastbourne college houses craig boys with housemaster

Housemaster’s welcome

Craig has a warm, friendly atmosphere with social integration between year groups being a key feature. We are proud to have our own flag, which is flown to mark birthdays and notable achievements.

We delight in the strong academic results Craig boys consistently achieve and in the number who regularly gain places at leading universities. Over half the boys currently in the house hold an award as an academic, art, drama, DT, music or sport scholar, and over the years, Craig has won numerous trophies for sport and cultural events.

In addition to parents meetings at the College, Craig families share social gatherings such as a half-term activity in the Michaelmas term (recently the Beachy Head 10k run), a family hockey day in the Lent term, and summer hog roasts. We are always pleased to see old boys of the house who drop in to catch up on news and share their own stories of life after the College. 

I very much look forward to welcoming you to Craig and to showing you around our house.

Tim Holgate

About the House

eastbourne college houses craig exteriorCraig House, one of three boys day houses, was opened in 1969 and is home for over 60 boys. Located on Carlisle Road, it has recently completed an extensive refurbishment. The common room houses recreational facilities including table-tennis and pool tables and the backyard provides a space where the finest of yard cricket skills are honed. Kitchens for each year group allow the boys to make hot drinks and snacks.  

House events: These include an annual family cricket match


Houses renew their preferred charity at least once a year and in line with what the pupils and staff feel is close to their hearts. To find out about Craig’s latest charity drive, please contact who will put you in touch with the housemaster.

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