Who's Who in Winton

James Peppiatt

Deputy Houseparent 
Leah Abbott

Jill Morgan-Lynch

James Peppiatt, Houseparent

Before joining Stowe, I taught at Ibstock Place School in London for five years and before that practised as a solicitor in the City of London. I attended Edinburgh University, where I read English Literature.

I began my career at Stowe in September 2009 and was Head of English and Faculty Chair from 2010 until 2012. I was Houseparent of Cobham House from 2012-2018 and Senior Houseparent from 2017-2019. I have been the Houseparent of Winton since it was founded as the first boys’ day house in 2019. My interests include running, fly-fishing, cricket, tennis and skiing. I have a PGCE in English and an MEd in Educational Leadership. I have been involved in many areas of School life including being a member of the CCF, cricket coaching, Chair of the Law Society, Co-ordinator of the Junior Social Committee and running the Student Voice Committees. I am married to Jo and have three children, Barnaby, Olivia and Flora.

Ethos of the House

From their first day at Stowe, Wintonians are encouraged to embrace all the opportunities that Stowe has to offer and to contribute to a community that prides itself on support and tolerance for one another. Of course, we are all continually evolving and none of us is the finished product – but the ethos of the House is to learn from our mistakes and to recognise that only then can we develop and grow as individuals.

History of the House

Along with Cheshire (the Girls’ Day House) Winton was founded in 2019 as the first Boys’ Day House at Stowe. It began with 38 pupils and as of 2023 has 87 – such has been its growth that from September 2023 a second Boys’ Day House, Croft, will be established. Winton was named after Old Stoic Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the Kindertransport operation that led to the rescue of 669 children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War. The world found out about his work over 40 years later, in 1988. The British press dubbed him the "British Schindler".

Head of House

"Being one of the first 38 boys in Winton, I have seen the House grow into a successful house with a fantastic mix of talents, abilities and personalities. I have had an incredibly positive experience in Winton as I have been encouraged, supported and challenged to stretch myself and participate in activities that I thought I’d never do."