Harris House is a happy, safe place in which the world's most gifted young musicians live and work. Purpose-built as a boarding house, it was opened by Lord Menuhin in 1997. In September 2016 a new wing of the house was opened offering single en-suite rooms for the oldest boys. Harris House is sympathetically constructed in red brick, surrounded by trees and plants and set around the central quad of the School. At the rear, the House opens to a large field where pupils can play freely.
All bedrooms have hand washbasins and, with the opening in September 2016 of the new extension, are now entirely double or single rooms. Befitting the nature of the School, there are pianos in many rooms and on landings, where space allows.
The House is divided into areas, known as ‘pods’, with four rooms to each pod, sharing bathroom and toilet facilities. To protect the pupils’ security and welfare, there is an alarm system on the doors to the pods so that each area can be safe and self-sufficient overnight. The House also boasts its own laundry room with washing machine and drier, as well as two common rooms, one with a large flat-screen television, both with a well-equipped kitchenette.
The Housemistress Angela Williams lives in a flat on the ground floor of the building. The Assistant Housemaster, Liam Baxter also has a flat in the boarding house, ensuring that there is always a dedicated member of staff in the building overnight.
Harris House is a fantastic community where everyone is supported in what they love to do. It is a vibrant, happy place with plenty of intellectual and cultural ambition to help set them up for an exciting and successful future.