Tyto is the Latin name for the genus of bird that includes all barn owls, grass owls, and masked owls.

The barn owl can fly almost silently. This enables it to hear the slightest sounds made by its rodent prey hidden in deep vegetation while it’s flying up to three metres overhead. The barn owl’s heart shaped face collects sound in the same way as human ears. Its hearing is the most sensitive of any creature tested.

As such, house Tyto prides itself on our wisdom and resourcefulness.

Tyto House has ten tutors from a variety of different subjects who offer a wealth of experience in supporting our students and encouraging them to take on new challenges offered at Crispin. Each tutor group has an owl mascot - some have even been traveling with their group!

Mrs A. Rice Head of House Tyto
Mrs J. Tonkins House Learning Coordinator
Mr A. Priddice Tutor of T-AJP
Mrs C. Baumgardt Tutor of T-CLB
Mrs C Rubbo Tutor of T-NAM supported by Mrs R. Reid
Mrs G. Blake Tutor of T-GIB
Mrs R. Burrell Tutor of T-RLB
Mrs K. Nicholson Tutor of T-KLN
Mrs N. Hockley Tutor of T-NRH
Mr S. Scarborough Tutor of T-SDS
Mrs S. Daw Tutor of T-SLD
Mrs V. Gibson/Miss S. Shaw Tutor of T-VXG - IronMan Accredited!
Mr S. Baumgardt Network Manager
Mr T. Lay ICT Technician

We also have a number of excellent support staff in House Tyto.

We had achieved some real highs over the year and worked hard to begin building memories and memorabilia reflecting the house.

2018 - 2019 

We have a new House Captain and Vice Captain and a few more colleagues have joined our tutor team and we have gained a wonderful set of year 7 students in Tyto. The autumn finished with a huge success for the house, for the second year running, where we collectively contributed 708 items to the local Food Bank Appeal.  A huge thank you and well done to all of the house who made that possible. 

Damian Harvey

Callum Strange



Last Updated: January 2019