Butler House is situated in the heart of the School, which is extremely helpful when it comes to the boys arriving at their lessons on time and being first in the queue for lunch and supper!
The House has now completed its refurbishments and conversion from a full-boarding House to a day and flexi-boarding House, and we are excited about the first year of its full re-incarnation after three transitionary years. The atmosphere in the House is one of genuine community, fun and integration amongst all the year groups and types of students. The Butler boys are very much focused on their studies, but we do feel it is also important that they enjoy their down-time. Our House motto, Omnia possibilia sunt credenti meaning ‘all things are possible to him that believes’, neatly sums up the aim of life in Butler. We seek to foster a genuine commitment to the welfare of all; an enthusiasm for life in all its aspects, combined with compassion, kindness, consideration and respect for others.
We take fundraising for charity seriously and have currently been raising money for Ace Africa, for which the boys completed a 12-hour five-a-side football marathon, ran a ‘Welly Wanging’ competition at the fantastic Friends of Worth Welcome festival, sold Worth tea towels at the Christmas Cheer event and held several cake sales during the course of the year. Money has also been raised with the profit from the student run House tuck shop. We have also organised and facilitated a very successful food bank appeal for the St Vincent de Paul Charity in Crawley, leading up to Christmas.
We hold regular House activities and social events for both pupils and parents, with some highlights including coffee and cake mornings, a summer afternoon of tennis, boule and barbecue, a pub social, and FIFA, pool and table football tournaments.
Mr Bruce Morrison (pictured) took up the post of Butler Housemaster in September 2019. Mr Morrison is a PE & Games and Maths teacher who was formerly Deputy Housemaster in Butler for several years. Mr Morrison is ably supported in the House by a Boarding House Tutor, Mr Tom Wilkinson, who is also the Year r 9 Tutor, and Butler’s new Matron Kerry Makepeace. All the boys are supported by their tutors: Mr David Marks for the Year 10s, Mrs Danielle Gwynne for the Year r 11s and Mr Edward Watson for the Yearr 12s.