BOARDING HOUSE

Woodlands

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JAMIE SHARROCK, HOUSEMASTER

Jamie Sharrock joined Gresham’s as Woodlands Housemaster in September 2019. He is married to Camilla, and they have two sons and a friendly Golden Retriever.

Jamie is passionate about pastoral care and promotes four core values of trust, honesty, hard work and kindness, which are central to the House. The Woodlands pupils are enormously loyal to their House, and this helps to create a warm, supportive and inclusive environment where they feel happy and valued. In addition to the vibrant House community and variety of House events, the pupils are encouraged to pursue their own individual interests but also to understand themselves better, not only as individuals but also as learners, so that they can progress in their academic studies and reach their full potential.

Woodlands is a beautiful Victorian house situated on the Cromer Road. In 1905, after Woodlands had been enlarged and converted for school use, 40 boys moved in under J.R. Eccles as Housemaster. The House is now home to 70 boys who are a mixture of boarders and day pupils.

Woodlands offers dormitory accommodation for Year 9 and Year 10 boarders and individual rooms for Year 11 and Sixth Form boarders. Day boys also have their own study room, which is sometimes shared. The House has a large Common Room with table tennis, pool, table football, Wii, Sky Sports and BT Sport, and our beloved piano which is regularly used by the pupils. There is also a library and study space as well as a tuck shop run by the boys. Outside, we have a large walled garden with a football pitch, three grass tennis courts, two raised beds and a croquet lawn.

Jamie grew up in Hong Kong but studied at the University of Bath, completing his PGCE at the University of Buckingham. He teaches A level and GCSE Physical Education, BTEC Sport Level 3 and coaches rugby and cricket. He is a trained Mental Health First Aider, holds a Level 2 Counselling Skills Qualification and has completed his BSA Certificate in Boarding Practice. The start of the cricket season is a highlight for Jamie, and he is still a keen player, although is also enjoying visiting all the wonderful golf courses North Norfolk has to offer.

Jamie is ably supported by Assistant Housemistress, Mrs Knightbridge and resident members of staff, Mr Liberman and Mr Morgan. Woodlands also has a two day Matrons, Zoe and Clare who are central to the running of the House.

Woodlands House Guide

House Team

Assistant housemistress
  • Mrs Knightbridge (Head of Sports Science)
residential staff
  • Mr Liberman (Assistant Head of Adventure)
  • Mr Morgan (Director of Cricket)
Matron
    • Mrs Zoe Hyatt
    • Mrs Clare Smith
    Academic Tutors
    • Year 9: Mr Pienaar (Director of Rugby) & Mr Hazelwood (STEAM Coordinator and Teacher of Physics
    • Years 10 to 13: Mr Cooper (Teacher of Music & Studio Producer), Mr Gray (Head of Design), Mr Myers (Teacher of Mucis Technology), Mr Philpott (Head of Science and Biology), Mr O’Connell (Teacher of Economics), Mr West (Head of Japanese and Teacher of Mathematics)
    House Appointments 2024-25
      • Head of House: Robbie F
      • Deputy Head of House: tbc
      • House Prefects: tbc