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Everett House is located above the College reception, with magnificent views of the River Thames. The modern House accommodates approximately 50 pupils, consisting mainly of day pupils but with some boarders at Sixth Form, with an energetic House dynamic.

Everett has a friendly and informal atmosphere, with two common rooms providing plenty of space to relax, along with a games room and games consoles.

House staff strive to provide a homely and welcoming atmosphere where the boys can explore new opportunities, discover their strengths, be supported and have their achievements celebrated. The House offers a ‘home away from home’ environment that is so important in a boarding school. It is a place where individuality is welcomed and a community to which all members can belong.

There is, of course, plenty of time allocated for concentrated work and independent study. The interaction between staff and pupils is built upon mutual respect. Tutors combine awareness of the needs of teenagers with sensible, consistent guidance to aid all pupils’ personal development.

Housemaster: Mr Tom Armstrong

Mr Armstrong joined the English Department at Shiplake in 2011, and after three successful years moved into Everett as Housemaster. Mr Armstrong currently lives on site with family and their black Labrador, Talisker.

Mr Armstrong is a talented sportsman and co-coaches the Shiplake 1st XV rugby team during the Autumn Term before his focus switches to rowing after Christmas.

Mr Armstrong is a keen skier, enjoys the theatre and particularly looks forward to any time he is able to spend in the Scottish Highlands with his family.

Deputy Housemaster: Mr James Batchelor

After graduating with a degree in Biological Sciences from Exeter University, Mr Batchelor moved to Reading in 2008 and joined Shiplake College as a teacher of Science in January 2019.

Mr Batchelor is our KS3 Science Lead, Year 9 Head Rowing Coach and became Assistant Head of Lower School in September 2021.

By his own admission, a fair-weather golfer during the summer months, in 2018 Mr Batchelor was part of a team who won the Berkshire Schools Golf Association Herbert Trophy at Eton’s golf course. His true passion, however, is rowing. Having rowed competitively since 2007 he represents Marlow Rowing Club and has thoroughly enjoyed competing at Henley Royal Regatta.

Everett House Tutors
Mr Adrian Davis
Mrs Katie Neill
Physical Education
Mrs Justine Parrott
Modern Foreign Languages
Mr Jamie Wheeler
Physical Education
Name Number Address
Mr Tom Armstrong
0118 940 5206 [email protected]
Assistant Housemaster
Mr James Batchelor
  [email protected]
Mrs Charlotte Wilson
0118 970 4771 [email protected]
Duty Tutor 0118 940 5206
7.00pm - 11.00pm
House Address   Everett House, Shiplake College, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 4BW
Medical Centre 0118 940 5233 [email protected]
Reception 0118 940 2455 [email protected]
School Office 0118 940 2455 [email protected]
Bursar 0118 940 5202 [email protected]
Billing 0118 940 5201 [email protected]

Please note that the College Management Information System is expected to hold current contact information for parents, including address, home and mobile telephone numbers and email.

If your information changes during the year, please inform the Housemaster and the College Office, as soon as possible.

Please also be aware that the mobile telephone numbers for all pupils will be held by the Housemaster. 

Everett House Matrons
Mrs Josie Stewart
Mon, Tues, Wed am