No.9 is a kind and competitive House that encourages the boys to do as well as they can in all areas of the curriculum. We celebrate the boys diverse talents and individual strengths to ensure they make the most of all the opportunities available to them.


Housemaster Tom Tuthill encourages the boys to take part in as many things as possible and to always give 100 percent. The boys create a vibrant, happy atmosphere and it is wonderful to support the boys as they grow up into confident, kind and competitive young men.

Tom came late to teaching following a decade working in the Sports TV Production Industry. He teaches Politics A Level & Global Perspectives. His wife, Claire, is a maths teacher at The Downs Malvern. They have three children Issy, Daisy & Jack. Their golden Labrador, Cilla, is also a big part of the boarding house community to try and create a home away from home for all the boys.