Welcome to Young House, the Girls' Boarding House, where the philosophy is simple and straightforward: it is to provide a happy and caring atmosphere in which every girl is given the necessary structures and guidance to enable her to fulfil her individual academic, social and spiritual potential.
Housemistress: Mrs Tina Hood
Deputy Housemaster: Mr James Ferguson
Young House is a fine blend of over sixty boarding and day girls, forming a community in its own right. All the members of the House are under the care and guidance of their Housemistress and Resident House Tutor.
As well as the members of staff, pupils are elected to positions of responsibility including: Head of House, Head of Common Room, Senior Boarder and House Monitor. These pupils and the staff are there to help and guide the members of the House. The Head of House and Monitors are carefully selected to provide the administrative framework necessary for the smooth running of day to day life and the caring attitude required for the creation of a happy and efficient atmosphere within the House.
It is vital that all members of Young House feel that they have various people to approach, if necessary. This can be House staff, Tutors, Monitors, Year Representatives, or any other staff members or appointed pupils.
As many avenues as possible are created for members of the House to follow for help, guidance and advice. Pupils are encouraged to use those routes without hesitation.
Contact: 01279 838018
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The social hub of our close-knit community is the lovely, spacious common room, where Young House girls enjoy watching TV or a DVD, chatting, eating toast, playing piano and generally relaxing. The adjoining kitchen area is equipped with microwave oven, cooker, toasters, sandwich makers and hot drinks machines. In addition, there are large working areas and spacious changing rooms and showers.
The boarders have modern study-bedrooms: the 14 and 15 year olds are in shared rooms for two, four or six girls. In the Sixth Form, girls are in single study bedrooms or shared twin rooms.
Saturday school at the College finishes around 3pm, or at such time as sports fixtures finish. Our full boarders who stay throughout the weekend are well cared for and enjoy being part of a smaller group of friends with time to relax, use the school facilities, go into town and join in the organised activities and trips out, such as Thorpe Park theme park, cinema, ice-skating, ten-pin bowling and visits to London or Cambridge.
History of Young House
Young House opened as the first girls' House in 1978 and was named after former Headmaster, F.S. Young (1900-1931). In 1982 the building underwent an extension and in 1999 the House was split into two to accommodate the growing number of girls which created a new girls' day House, Benson House. By September 2000 the building project had doubled capacity for girl boarders.