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Nugent (girls)

About the House

Nugent House is one of two boarding houses for girls. The house is situated on the corner of Blackwater Road and Grassington Road. It opened in 1955 and,  when sixth form girls were first welcomed into the College in 1969, Nugent became their home. An extension was added in 2005 to the back of the original house, creating contemporary, bespoke accommodation. 

The house enjoys very good facilities and provides excellent areas for independent study. There is plenty of space for the girls to relax and socialise in the large open-plan common room (complete with grand piano), the snug or many of the independent work stations at pivotal points in the house.

Nugent is lucky enough to have a dance studio as well as a lift which is extremely useful for carrying heavy trunks between floors at the beginning and end of term. Two thirds of all rooms are en-suite. 

House events:  The most recent event has been the annual house 24-hour bike-ride on a static bike with everyone pedalling for 20 minutes.


Jonathan read Mathematical Sciences at UWE Bristol and lives in Nugent with his wife, Helen and two children. As an Old Eastbournian, he values participation and teaches Mathematics, coaches Cricket, Rugby and Football. As he has experienced boarding at the college, while his parents lived in the Middle East and Far East, he has a unique insight into what it’s like to be a boarder. He is also a strong supporter of BeYou groups which promote diversity within the pupil community.

As well as almost all sports, he has a keen interest in the natural world and has a soft spot for France, where he lived for several years.

The house matron, resident tutor and several other tutors help with the running of the house and are responsible for overseeing their tutees’ academic progress, co-curricular involvement, and general wellbeing.

Housemaster’s Welcome

Welcome to Nugent House!

Kindness and participation are key traits I aim to instil in the pupils of Nugent House. The house provides a home for each young person to develop the confidence to undertake new challenges. I recognise that each pupil has individual strengths. They are encouraged to work as a team to cultivate those strengths. The importance of emotional, physical and spiritual health lies at the heart of daily life in Nugent House.

I hope the years pupils spend with us result in them making the most of what the College has to offer in the classroom, on the sports field and in any other area of life.