Wrekin College


Bayley House is not just a house it is a home to seventy plus boys aged between 11 and 18. This eclectic mix of pupils comprises full-time and weekly boarders from Bayley, and some Lancaster boarders together with the Bayley day boys. Accommodation is arranged over three floors with the top two floors providing bedrooms and Sixth Form work space while the ground floor provides Common Rooms and communal spaces for all the year groups.

The Bayley House motto is Work hard, play hard; look after one-another and the resident Housemaster and his team have created a warm and friendly family unit. The strong team of tutors, assisted by the matron, ensures that every child is always treated as an individual.

A very busy place during the day, Bayley House is quieter in the evenings as the boarders settle down to do their prep and enjoy their free time before bed. This is the time for challenging games of pool, but it also promotes an ordered study area. Most boys share a double room but the Sixth Form boarders have a room of their own, eight of which are en-suite. Several common rooms give the boys choices and they can watch TV, play pool, table-football, and computer games, and the proximity to the Sports Hall gives an extended range of sports activities. The Upper Sixth perform very important roles within the House. Ably led by the Head of House, Asa Dean, a team of House prefects perform a variety of duties. The Head of Boarding, Eduardo Martinez Carceller will make sure all is well in the evenings and all the boys get to breakfast on time in the mornings.

Sport is very important to all the boys in Bayley House and the House is also out to successfully defend out to defend three swimming trophies, Junior House Tennis and Senior Debating trophies.

Housemaster - Ian Williamson

2016/17 will be Ian Williamson's fourth year as Bayley Housemaster, having previously been Head of Sixth Form for ten years. He teaches Business Studies and History, his wife, Cathy is a nurse and they live in the house adjoining Bayley with their super-fit dog Toby - their door is always open for the boys. Ian and Cathy’s son James was a pupil at Wrekin College and is now studying Politics at Leicester University.

A teacher of A Level Business Studies, GCSE History and Geography, he also coaches junior cricket and tries to run out with the cross-country squad. His main interests are following Liverpool FC, watching and playing sports and reading historical novels.

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