Holdgate takes its name from a previous Headmaster of the School (W W Holdgate, 1910 -1932).  The House was founded to accommodate junior boarding at a time when the School was all boys. 

In 1992, Holdgate House merged with Bennett House and the name was lost until it was restored in 2000 in its present format of a senior mixed house of 50 pupils academically and as a ‘competition’ House linked with Westminster.

Our House colour is green and as a consequence, our mascot is a green alligator called ‘Holdgator’.  He has brought us much luck since the House system started.  We have won the Baughan Cup three times as overall winners of the House Competitions, which requires pupils to draw on a wide range of skills in music, sport, debating and general knowledge. 

In Holdgate there are five tutors, each with a group of approximately 11 pupils in their care, ranging from Third Form to Sixth Form. Assisting them are two Heads of House; one male, one female.


Miss Kelly McConnachie - Housemistress

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