Some 65 Upper School boarding boys live in Mercers' House, a modern and spacious building close to the centre of the School, but enjoying fine views of the northern edge of Salisbury Plain. Accommodation in the large and airy rooms is excellent; pupils share rooms in their first three years and all Upper Sixth pupils have a single room. There are separate television and common rooms for the boys, a fully equipped kitchen, as well as two 'brew rooms'. On cold winter evenings, an open fire in the common room gives a welcoming homely feeling.
The desire of the Housemaster is for each boy to feel secure and significant during their time in Mercers', encouraging them to make the most of all their abilities and the opportunities on offer. Hopefully, by the time they leave, they will be realising their potential as individuals, and realising that collectively they are even better. Helping to make this possible is a fine team of tutors, who support and encourage the boys in all aspects of life, Miss Nisbeck our Matron and the Mercers’ ‘Ladies who keep the accommodation looking and smelling fresh.
Housemaster - Mark Kinder
Mark joined Dauntsey’s in 2015 as Head of Chemistry. He is also hockey coach to the 2nd XI boys’ and girls’ teams. He joined Dauntsey’s from Charterhouse where he had taught for six years.
Within the world of chemistry, Mark is particularly interested in physical chemistry, specifically thermodynamics and quantum chemistry.
More about Mark…
Outside of School I enjoy playing hockey and reading. My favourite book is Chemistry of the Elements by Greenwood and Earnshaw which is made up of 1200 pages of minute detail about the compounds formed by each and every element!
Away from home my favourite place to visit is Fanad in County Donegal, Ireland. I love its rugged landscape and stunning coastline