Macmillan House

Opened in 1994, Macmillan is named after Old Sexeian Douglas Macmillan, who also founded Macmillan Cancer Care. Our boarding girls and boys are supervised by the team below. You can follow Macmillan’s news on Twitter @SexeysBoarding.

Macmillan House Number: 01749 814138

Macmillan House Mobile:  07738 678025

Macmillan house email:

Meet the Houseparent

Senior Houseparent: Chris Waring

I have been working as a Deputy Houseparent at Rossall School in the North West, hChris Waringaving previously worked as a PE teacher in nearby schools in the North West. I have a degree in Sports Education from the University of Gloucestershire and spent my younger years in Cheltenham. I have joined Sexey’s School with my partner, Grace, who is a primary teacher and our 2 year old Labrador, Mila, and tabby cat, Eddie.

Senior Houseparent: Amie Cull

Amie CullHey, I’m Amie. A Dorset girl who has made her way around the world and slowly made her way back down to this beautiful part of the world.

I have worked in boarding for almost 10 years now and love what I do! I have worked with boarding children from age 3-19, boys and girls from Somerset-China and everywhere in between! I like to create a home from home environment and take pride in building a cosy relaxing home for all those I take care of. I enjoy getting involved in activities, trips and simply sitting down drinking a cup of tea (with a biscuit) to chat about the day! I consider myself to be a good listener with a calm nature.

In my free time I am a keen swimmer. I enjoy open water swimming as well as jumping in the pool a couple of times a week. I spend most of my current free time on baby play dates after starting my own little family last August. We make regular trips to Paris for our little boy to get to know his dads side of the family and for me to brush up on my French!

I live on site and will be embracing every aspect of boarding life the school offers.

Assistant Houseparent: Georgie Blackburn

Georgie BlackburnHello! My Name is Georgie Blackburn.

My background is in Criminology and Childcare. I attended University of Worcester and Studied Applied Criminology. I then moved to Canada and was a private Aupair for a family in Alberta. Once my contract ended, I studied Early Childhood Education at Red Deer College, Alberta before moving back home to England. For the last 1 ½ years I have worked at a Girls boarding school in North London as a Boarding Assistant.

I love being outside (especially at the beach) and spend lots of time walking outside with my Cavapoo Pup called Moon. I also am a big musicals/Disney fan so try to visit the theatre as much as possible!

I have quite a large collection of houseplants and consider myself a bit of a green thumb.

Assistant Houseparent: Jonathan Hall

Matron: Lisa Hole

Mrs Hole been at Sexey’s School for about 17 years, having worked in the kitchens and for the last 10 years or so in boarding. She has been matron for about 8 years and really enjoys the role.

Mrs Hole has seen many students enter in Year 7 and leave in year 13, sad to leave but ready to take on the world. She said ‘It is a privilege to be part of that and help students get ready for life outside Sexey’s’. Her hobbies include gardening, reading cycling and a little light running which  she started in lockdown.

House Tutors: 

  • Paul Sainsbury
  • Laura White