Upper School Day
Boys, Fourth Form-Upper Sixth
Farmer House is named after Samuel William Farmer, a local landowner and philanthropist, who was one of the founding members of Dauntsey's when it moved to the present site in 1895. The Trust established from his legacy remains a significant supporter of Dauntsey's today. Farmer House is rather appropriately located in the former Farmer Laboratories that were built in the 1920s to house the biology department. The house consists of common rooms for the Fourth Form, Fifth Form and the Sixth Form. The house also has a quiet study area and work room.
Throughout the school year house staff organise a number of social events, including regular outings to the local curry house, cinema trips and pizza and movie nights. Farmer also hosts an annual Charity Boules Competition in the Summer Term which raises money for the school charity.
Farmer House aims to promote a friendly, respectful, and supportive environment where everyone is given the opportunity to flourish and develop. Farmer boys are encouraged to make the most of school life and the huge range of opportunities and activities the school has to offer. Members of the house are encouraged to contribute positively to house life, with the aim of leaving Farmer it in a better place for future year groups.
Housemaster – Will Whyte
Will Whyte is a former pupil of the school (OD 99-05). He studied Coach Education and Sports Development at University of Bath and returned to Dauntsey’s as a member of staff in 2008. Will became Housemaster of Farmer in 2013 after working in Fitzmaurice as a residential tutor. Will’s main teaching responsibilities include Core PE, A Level PE, Complementary Curriculum, and coaching sport across the Games programme.