Housemaster: Mr Timothy Cope

My Life

Timothy Cope joins Framlingham College in April 2024, taking the role of Housemaster of Kerrison and teaching Mathematics. Having grown up in North London, Tim was educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, Elstree before moving to Loughborough University, studying a Masters in Systems Engineering, working for BP on the North Sea gas platforms in his industrial placement.

Tim then studied his PGCE at Goldsmithe University with teaching. With over 18 years of experience working within boarding houses across the UK, Tim brings with him an all round view of boarding life. From working as a resident tutor for a boys house at Haileybury College, and a day houseparent at Sutton Valence Independent school, Tim has spend the past 5 years running a female boarding house at Brentwood School. In addition, Tim is a Flight Lieutenant with the RAF, running numerous leadership courses and has run the Gold Duke of Edinburgh. Tim also enjoys coaching Rugby, Hockey and Tennis.

In his spare time, Tim enjoys swimming and a game of Tennis as well as walking his dogs. He supports both Leicester Tigers and Saracens. Tim also has a passion for cars, he owns two classic cars – a 1974 Triumph Stag and a 1985 Lotus Excel and enjoys taking them to shows when he can (and they are working!).

Tim is married to Katie, a qualified Social Worker and former Housemistress at Brentwood School, they have two children, Benjamin and Jessica.


I will be encouraging the Kerrison boys to be ambassadors for not only the school, but the house as well.”

Tim Cope - Housemaster, Kerrison

Having worked within boarding schools for the past 18 years, Tim truly believes in building a home from home environment for all pupils, where pupils feel able to ask for help whenever they need it, be it academically, personally or socially. It is also important to him that each pupil has a voice and can feed in to make the house a better place.

A boarding community is a unique environment and builds tolerance, resilience and responsibility. Of course there is a competitive aspect, too and whilst winning is important, participation in various events and putting yourself outside your comfort zone builds a wide range of interests for pupils to take into life beyond Framlingham. In essence Tim always aims to leave somewhere in a better place than he found it and would encourage the pupils to do the same.

Overall Tim will be encouraging the Kerrison boys to be ambassadors for not only the school but the house as well. He would like them to be noticed around school for their compassion and empathy, and doing the right thing, even when noone is looking.

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