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About the House

Powell House, one of three boys day houses, was opened in 1934. It is located right at the centre of the College on Grange Road. There is a large common room with pool and table-football, a separate table-tennis room and galleys (small kitchens) where boys can make hot drinks and snacks. The house is fortunate to have two tennis courts in its back garden so there is plenty of space for a kick-about or tennis.

House events:  Examples include various year group socials, a house Christmas Tea and Post-Steeplechase Tea.


Sam Mason studied geography at the University of Reading and joined the College in September 2015 after a PGCE at the University of Oxford. Prior to becoming housemaster of Powell, he was head of geography for three years. He lives in Powell with his wife Emma and golden retriever Max. He is involved in many areas of College life, including the Environmental Committee.

sam mason hsm of powell house

Housemaster’s welcome

Powell is right at the centre of the College, a house packed with talented individuals who work together to form an effective team. Be they academics, actors, artists, designers, musicians, sportsmen, tech-lovers or all-rounders, we welcome one and all. The house is not just a building, we are a community.

I look forward to welcoming you to Powell.