Housemaster: Mr James Mawer
Age range: Years 12 to 13
Maximum no. of boarders: 45
Rooms: 39 single and 3 twin rooms
Tŷ Ddewi is a modern building located on campus and overlooking the main rugby field, Tredegar Close. It is adjacent to the sports hall which includes the newly refurbished 6th Form Centre and fitness suite. The house itself contains two large and airy cmmon rooms and there are kitchen and laundry facilities for the boys to use. The young men enjoy a full programme of activities throughout the year and the house is often a sanctuary from these demands. The friendly, homely atmosphere created by house staff being approachable and operating an open-door policy ensures that boarders feel Tŷ Ddewi is an extension of their own home.
Mr and Mrs Mawer have vast experience of boarding and work closely with their dedicated staff team and senior young men to ensure they provide a home away from home. The ethos of the house is for sixth form boys to be involved in the running of the house; creating a sense of ownership and helping develop responsibility, reliability and self-discipline.
Tŷ Ddewi men enjoy spending time with each other but have access to their own rooms for prep sessions and at various times during the evening. The rooms are private, allowing time to reflect and escape from busy, demanding academic, sporting and social lives. The adjacent sixth form centre is at the core of the older boarder's social life, however many pupils avail themselves of the opportunity to socialise in the houses’ own common room and games room.
The house has numerous activities run through the terms in order to build house spirit. Competitive sports and activity competition run on alternative weeks in the evenings and prove very popular. The Games room is also the centre of informal and formal pool, table tennis and fooze-ball competitions.
Like the rest of Llandovery College, Tŷ Ddewi provides a supportive environment which strives to allow the young men who call it home to develop personal life skills through exposure to a broad range of activities in addition to the rigorous academic and sporting diet one would expect from a boarding school.