A very warm welcome to the Bruce Homepage.

The boys in Bruce are enormously proud and loyal to the House. We enjoy a very warm, supportive and friendly environment where the boys of all ages feel happy, valued and included. Integration between the year groups is an important aspect of life in Bruce and the geography of the purpose-built, stand alone building helps this feeling of unity.

The ‘Family’ system we run, where two boys from each year group combine to form a linear family of 10, also helps the sense that we are all in this journey together and that we are there for each other.

Brucites are competitive and we thoroughly enjoy participating in the broad range of activities that make up the Inter-House scene, whether it is debating, House Singing, maths quizzes or sport. We have a proud history of success and we will endeavour to maintain this by always giving of our very best. The easiest way to make a success of life in Bruce is to approach the challenges of academic, extra-curricular and community life with a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude.

The very strong pastoral team in Bruce help the boys through the five year journey from Third Formers to confident and resourceful young men who have the knowledge and skills to make a positive contribution to society once they leave Stowe.

To find out more about us, please do come and visit; the staff and the boys would all be delighted to meet you and explain why Bruce is special.

From the Head of House

"Bruce has been a very special place for me over the past five years and there is no doubt that being a ‘Brucite’ has played an important part in shaping me as a person. I have formed great friendships and have had experiences that will stay with me forever.

Bruce embodies many of the great Stoic traditions, as well as having some of our own. The key principles which underpin the Bruce ethos are being supportive, competitive, friendly and united. The moment I entered Bruce as a 13 year old, I grasped an immediate sense of togetherness and it has been a privilege to be part of this.

In Bruce we pride ourselves on having relationships with boys across the whole House, we encourage interaction between years. Over the last two years this has been further helped with the introduction of a new internal ‘Family’ system, which is a great way to get to build social bonds between year groups.

All the varied successes we enjoy in Bruce are made possible due to the foundations which underpin the culture we have in House. These have been built by a Housemaster who drives the House forward, a wonderful Matron and a strong and supportive Tutor team. They encourage us all to seize the huge number of opportunities that Stowe offers."

Ben Solomon 

Craig Sutton

Craig joined Stowe in September 1996 after graduating from Exeter University with a degree in Sports Science and Geography. He took over running the Physical Education and Sports Science Department in September 2000 and began his role as Bruce Housemaster in September 2008.

Craig has played rugby for London Wasps and the South West of England, and has also coached up to divisional level. Sarah, his wife, joined Craig at Stowe in September 2008, having previously taught at St Edward’s, Oxford and they have two children, Emily and Benjamin. Craig qualified for the ITU World Triathlon Championships to represent the GB age-group team competing in the Sprint Distance Triathlon in Cozumel, Mexico in September 2016.

Who's Who in Bruce

Craig Sutton

Amanda Penner

Assistant Housemaster
Craig Donoghue

Under Housemaster
Andrew Jackson