‘The House promotes traditional values of honesty, respect and hard work, supporting pupils in their development as individuals, both today and in readiness for the future. Pupils are encouraged to take advantage of the wide range of opportunities available at Mill Hill School and to make the very most of their potential in both academic and extra-curricular endeavours.’
Named in honour of the Cedar of Lebanon tree (Cedrus libani) planted in the school grounds by botanist Peter Collinson, Cedars house was originally built as a sanatorium following an outbreak of scarlet fever in 1877. Later used as staff accommodation, Cedars was a girls’ boarding house from 1997 until 2005, when it became a mixed day house.
Cedars House prides itself on an inclusive and holistic atmosphere where pupils interact across year groups, both informally and through the numerous inter–house events in the School calendar. We have had much success in these areas recently with highly commended performances in the School House Music Competition and the Unplugged Charity event, individual Cross Country champions, winners of the Tim Phillips Tennis Cup and Inter House Hockey, Netball, Rugby and the Ten Mile Cup, alongside merit worthy runners-up places in the General Knowledge quiz and House Drama.
Pupils are encouraged to make the most of the wide range of opportunities available at Mill Hill School and to enjoy and value the process of learning. In an ever changing educational landscape, skills such as communication are reflection are vital. In Cedars House we aim to foster a supportive environment where pupils can develop the confidence to communicate thoughtfully and productively with others. Similarly, a willingness and ability to reflect on things when they don’t quite go to plan is promoted, along with an appreciation of success and the importance of effort in this.