Opening in Autumn 2017, Trotman House, will be the home away from home for up to 45 weekly and full girl boarders, as well as a number of flexi-boarders and day girls.
This brand new, state of the art, light and spacious building has been designed and built with the highest regard for those who will use it on a daily basis and also the wider community—the sustainability that’s in every fibre of the construction will come to be valued by generations to come.
Based on the already highly successful design scheme of Alliott House (day girls), Trotman House will offer the best in girls’ day and boarding facilities.
Housemistress: Sarah Wyatt
Deputy Housemistress: Rebecca Speight
Sarah Wyatt will be the first Trotman Housemistress (HsM). An experienced Mathematics teacher, she will manage the staffing, organisation and resourcing of the House. She will provide for the safety, good discipline and pastoral well-being of all pupils, staff and domestic staff in the House as well as managing the administration of the House, its maintenance and ensuring excellent communications with all parties.
Sarah will be resident in the House throughout term time and act as Tutor to the 4th formers, induct new pupils (and their parents) into the House system and oversee a mentoring system.
Sarah will be supported by Rebecca Speight, Deputy House Parent, and any Resident Staff.
The communal areas are light, with plenty of seating to relax in for watching TV, films, playing games etc. Girls will have access to a kitchen for making toast, as well as other snacks and drinks with all meals being provided in the Dining Hall. The ground floor also hosts a large changing room with showers and lockers for all the Trotman girls to use.
Fourth Form and flexi-boarders will enjoy the company of three other girls in rooms of four. Lower Fifth girls will share twin en suite rooms, and as they progress into the Upper Fifth and Sixth Form, and their House and study responsibilities increase, they move into their own, single rooms, again with en suite facilities.
Boarding Accommodation & Study Areas
Spread over three floors, the boarding accommodation is of the highest standard. On the top floor there are nine single en suite rooms for Sixth Formers, as well as four large study areas, each with space for 12 day girls.
The first floor has nine single en suite rooms, two twins and three quads for flexi-boarders/Lower Fifths. The quads offer plenty of study space as well as room for personal belongings. There are also another two study rooms for day girls on this floor.
The ground floor accommodation, alongside the communal areas, consists of six single rooms, two twins and one disabled access room, all en suite.
Trotman House Building Development
In early June, a group of future Trotman girls were given a tour of their new day and boarding house. The girls were thrilled by how light and spacious the rooms are and can't wait to move in! Upstairs the work rooms and accommodation are being fitted out with furniture and fixtures. A great deal of progress has been made since April and the House is really starting to take shape internally.