St Thomas’ House was founded in 1946 to the north of the campus, within the National Park.

The Millennium Cross, dedicated to Cardinal Basil Hume, is located in the grounds of the house, which has views over the Vale of Pickering to the Wolds. The house was extended in the early 1980s and can accommodate 53 boys.   

Jon Mutton became the sixth Housemaster of St Thomas' in 2014, having been the Assistant Housemaster for two years before this. 

Jon studied an undergraduate degree in Classics and English at the University of Leeds before going on to complete a Masters in Classics. He joined Ampleforth as Head of Classics in 2011 from  The Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, where he had also been Head of department. He is a keen sportsman, coaching the 1st XV and the 1st VII rugby sides. He has also represented England at Chess.  He is married to Sara, a Primary school teacher, living in St Thomas' with their daughter, Constance, and their dog, Daphne. 

About St Thomas

St Thomas à Becket (1120-1170) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until he was murdered in 1170. He disagreed with Henry II of England over the rights and privileges of the church and was murdered by followers of the king in Canterbury Cathedral. Soon after his death he was canonised by Pope Alexander III.