WELCOME TO KHARTOUM HOUSE
Khartoum has a 106 students, ranging from ages 11-18, in years 7-13. The boys are supervised by a team of staff led by Head of House, Mr Griffiths and Assistant Head of House Mrs Mosdell, and a number of House tutors. We enjoy a great supportive relationship with the parents and guardians of our current boys, with parents able to contact the House staff during the working day to discuss any worries or concerns, which enables the team to offer the best support it can during the development of the students.
The House sets high standards of behaviour and as such there is an atmosphere of friendliness and respect. Students in Years 7-10 enjoy use of a games console, playing pool and table tennis together in the junior common room on the ground floor, whilst the older boys enjoy socialising in the senior common room on the first floor.
There is also a strong sense of identity and the Khartoum boys are fiercely competitive in the many Inter-House competitions, which cover a range of activities including sports, the arts and academic pursuits. All students are encouraged to represent their House in at least one competition each year, with older students often leading the teams.
The House runs a tuck shop which normally opens three times per week and all profits are donated to the House’s chosen charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in memory of one of our former students Luke Towers. Students are also encouraged to participate in other charitable endeavours, not just within Khartoum, but also within the wider school, which helps to foster a sense of benevolence and community.
Character education is a strong feature of Gordon’s life, where students are expected to understand and reflect upon the five character traits of Courtesy, Integrity, Diligence, Enthusiasm and Resilience. Key to success in Khartoum is attitude, how the boys apply themselves and character development, alongside the firm pastoral and academic support from House staff and teachers, helps to develop our students to be well-rounded and resilient individuals who are better placed to deal with the various challenges throughout their Gordon’s career in a safe environment where each individual is valued.
The Head of House operates an open door policy, so that any student is always welcome to come in and chat or discuss any travails they may be having, no matter how large or small. The boys' mental health is extremely important to House staff and all Khartoum boys feel valued and are comfortable in the knowledge that we have their best interests at heart.
Jonathan Griffiths, Khartoum Head of House.
Mr J Griffiths
Head of House
A word from the students:
“The fun that we have in the House is great, and we are proud of our reputation for being sporting, competitive and fair in pursuit of success.”
“Team spirit in the House is second to none, and we are determined to win all sporting, musical and drama competitions every year.”
Head of House Contact Details:
Head of House: Mr Jonathan Griffiths
Office Phone: 01276 859711
Mobile: 07825 346678
Address: Khartoum House, Gordon’s School, West End, Woking, Surrey GU24 9PT
Deputy Head of House: Mr J Harrison
Assistant Head of House: Mrs V Mosdell
House Tutors: Mr I Jones, Mr C Bezuidenhout Mr J Naidu
student Positions of Responsibility:
Head of House: A Cornwall
Student Governor: A Cornwall
House Captain: S Moreau
House Sergeant: N Akinyanju
Right Hand Markers: N Hopkins, N Hewson
Inter-House Captain: L Whistlecroft
Senior House Prefects:
Junior Prefects: T McNair, B Shorter, D Roden, H Deane
Anti-Bullying Ambassadors: D Brocklebank, H Manzi