A warm welcome to Chandos, in the eastern wing of the Mansion.
Pupils in Chandos enjoy this historical sense of belonging and the considerable advantage of our central location. The boys’ accommodation is uniquely located in the former State Rooms, within the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Mansion and close to the beating academic and culinary heart of the School.
It is an uplifting backdrop for a boy’s school education. However, what makes life in Chandos so special is the unique social fabric, sense of community and camaraderie.
We strive to create a real home from home for the boys to grow, learn and develop into happy, civilised young men. There is a real sense of family and strong friendships are forged early on through living in the Junior dormitories building a strong sense of belonging from the start of their time at Stowe.
The team mentality is a great strength in Chandos and as a result the House celebrates regular achievements and has built an enviable reputation on and off the sports field. Please come and visit, see the House, meet some Chandosians and judge for yourselves.
Pete Deakin, Housemaster
Educated at Preston and Blackburn Colleges and Durham University, with a PGCE from Cambridge, Peter joined Stowe in September 2012 from Merchiston in Edinburgh where he was Director of Co-curricular and Head of Geography. Prior to Merchiston, Peter was Head of Geography and Senior House Tutor at Charterhouse, while also acting as Master in Charge of Cricket.
Peter played 2nd XI County Cricket for Lancashire, Somerset and Durham University and gained a cricket Blue. Peter’s interests include football (2nd XI University colours at Cambridge), mountaineering, Duke of Edinburgh, skiing and art.
He is married to Alice and they have three children.
"I feel very settled and happy in Chandos mainly due to the warm welcome and its friendly atmosphere. I have made very close friends in my year but also across years above and below. We compete for every Inter-House trophy and there is a real sense of team spirit."
Leadership is a key value in Chandos and the House is proud to have produced 5 Head Boys over the past 10 years.
10 boys currently play sport at county, regional or academy representative level in Rugby, Hockey, Cricket and Fencing.
As one of the 4 original boarding houses at Stowe, Chandos has a central and unique setting, occupying the east wing of the Mansion.
The boys socialise in Paris (the name for the Common Room) and Third Formers get to share a dorm in one of the State Rooms that was once slept in by Queen Victoria!
Last year Chandos organised a 12 hour marathon football match raising over £2,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust. The final score was a remarkably close 187-186 win for Mr Deakin’s team with the top scorer netting 36 goals!
"The House has a very friendly atmosphere and the bond between year groups is very strong. I feel Chandos is like a real home away from home. The easy going and comfortable environment amplifies your personality allowing everyone to be whoever they want to be whether you are sporty, musical, artistic or academic."