Boarding at the Senior Campus

Boarding is integral to Dilworth life and provides a safe and nurturing environment to help our students develop their full potential. By this stage, boarding house friendships are strong and routines well established.

We encourage parents to work with house staff to monitor the care and well-being of their boy. This can be as informal as a chat at the weekend drop-off and pick-ups.

Our boarding houses

About 340 boys live together in five boarding houses within the school grounds. Four of the boarding houses are home to up to 70 students each, while all Year 13 students spend their final year in Wilton House.

Each boarding house has a range of accommodation with students sharing dormitories in Year 10 and individual dormitories for students in Year 11 and above. Study and recreation facilities are available in each house.

Boarding houses are led by a Housemaster with support from Assistant Housemasters, Matrons and Tutors, who help students with their studies and activities. Additionally there is a Dean, a senior staff member, associated with each house to oversee students’ academic development and assist with pastoral care.

Isabella Dilworth Lodge

When a student’s home or boarding environment is temporarily disrupted, Isabella Dilworth Lodge provides short-term residential care.

The lodge ensures a safe and caring stay, overseen by two House Parents, until the home or school matter is resolved.

Armagh

Armagh is a boarding house for students from Years 10 through to 12. It is named after a town south of Dungannon and is also the name of the Archdiocese in the area. In the house competition, Armagh is represented by the colour red.

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Donegal

Donegal is another of the boarding houses for students from Years 10 through to 12. It was named after the county in Ireland where Archdeacon MacMurray, one of the school’s founding Trustees, was born. In the house competition, Donegal is represented by the colour green.

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Dungannon

Dungannon is another boarding house for students from Years 10 through to 12. It is named after the town where school founder James Dilworth went to school. In the house competition, Dungannon is represented by the colour yellow.

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Tyrone

Tyrone is the fourth of the boarding houses for students from Years 10 through to 12. It is named after the county in Northern Ireland where James Dilworth came from. In the house competition, Tyrone is represented by the colour blue.

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Wilton

All Year 13s spend their final year in Wilton House, named after Old Boy and former Principal Dr Murray Wilton.

Wilton House caters to the holistic needs of these boys, and instils attributes such as resilience, independence, teamwork and education for life.

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