Rydal Penrhos Community

      For boys

      Housemaster: Mr Phil Mather
      Matron: Mrs Karen Mather
      Assistant Housemistress: Miss Sarah James

      Phil Mather and Karen Mather have been Housemaster and Matron at Rydal Penrhos since 1987, both at the Preparatory and Senior schools. They are assisted at the house by full-time Assistant Housemistress, Miss Sarah James.

      The house contains 28 bedrooms to accommodate boys in Years 10-13. The house operates a vertical boarding system, meaning boys enter the house at age 14/15 and stay until they finish school, giving Hathaway a real family atmosphere and sense of belonging.

      Hathaway is run as an extended family, and each boy is encouraged to realise his potential and to develop his own talents. Discipline is firm but fair, and the Sixth form boys are given more independence than the younger pupils in line with their age and responsibility.

      A wide range of activities take place for the whole house, including birthday parties, trips to restaurants, sports matches, and the cinema. The weekend activities programme is run for all school boarders throughout the year, featuring boarders’ BBQs, trips to Alton Towers, weekends in London and inter-house drama and music competitions, to name a few.

      There is a strong sporting tradition at Hathaway. The boys enjoy going to the gym in the evenings or playing football on the Astroturf on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons, followed by well-deserved refreshments back at the house.

      House facilities

      • Study bedrooms
      • Wireless Internet
      • TV, DVD and full satellite package
      • Table tennis
      • Common room
      • Garden and veranda for BBQs in the summer months
      • Kitchen for making drinks and snacks

      Contact the house

      45 Pwllycrochan Avenue, 
      Colwyn Bay, 
      LL29 7BW

      House telephone: 44 (0)1492 532290
      House pay phone: 44 (0)1492 535611