Mr Lawson holds ultimate responsibility for the well-being of all the boys in Everett House. He lives in the house adjoining the boarding house with his family, wife Carolyn, children Matthew and Sophie and their two dogs Tara and Thunder. Mr Lawson has been teaching Biology at Shiplake since 1996 and before that he was a research scientist at The National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, specialising in Deep-Sea Ecology. He coaches rugby, and helps out with the CCF and DofE. Previous roles at Shiplake have included Head of Biology, Contingent Commander and Examinations Officer. In his spare time he enjoys playing rugby and snowboarding. Grant was educated at Pershore High School, Swansea University and then Southampton University.
Everett House has a relaxed informal atmosphere; two day rooms provide plenty of space to relax, along with a pool room and games consoles. Work can be completed in the computer room and light snacks and meals prepared and enjoyed in the kitchen.
We strive to provide a homely and welcoming atmosphere in which the boys can explore new opportunities, find out what they are good at, be supported in what they may find more challenging and have their academic, sporting and spiritual achievements celebrated. In Everett we are proud that from the Housemaster down to our student peer mentors there is an awareness of the needs of young teenagers that is combined with sensible and consistent guidance. Grant and Carolyn are well supported by a dedicated team of Visiting Tutors, House Tutors, Support Staff and the Matron Karen Strickland.