It was a very exciting time for the girls when they moved to New House with the House having just been fully refurbished in 2017. New House is one of the smallest Boarding Houses and the only all girls house. It has room for twenty-nine junior and senior girls, all of whom have study bedrooms. Fourth Form and Lower School pupils are allocated to rooms of two or three. The Sixth Form have larger study bedrooms, shared between two in the first year then they may be allocated a single room for their final year.
We are lucky to have a large common room area with TV and DVD player and a separate study room where junior girls do their Prep in the evenings. In addition, there is a kitchen with a cooker, kettle, sandwich toaster, microwave and fridge-freezer, so that tea, coffee and snacks can be made. The gardens are large enough in which to play badminton and volleyball during the summer months.
My partner Ted and our daughter Molly live with me in a flat in New House where I am always on hand if I’m needed. I am supported in the house by an amazing team of tutors, and of course matron. Everyone is assured of a warm and friendly welcome in our House and to the girls, returning to New House after school feels just like coming home.
Karen Justice (House Parent, New House)