Centrally located on campus, The Abbey was the first purpose-built girls’ house and is famous for being a friendly community where all age groups mix readily. The Abbey is a positive, dynamic and especially happy place. The girls are confident in developing their own identities and their ability to express themselves, and develop ideas or initiatives. This is in part due to the girls being given the opportunity to share and learn from their experiences, but also due to the excellent support and encouragement given by House Tutors, our Matron, Philippa Cripps and Housemistress Louise Wilbraham.
Boarders are accommodated in comfortable 2-person bedsits until they reach their final year, when they can move into single study bedrooms, whilst the day girls have their own space in spacious studies. The girls also have the chance to change their rooms each term. The Abbey was fully refurbished in 2007 with updates in 2014 and 2015 and we are always looking to refresh the décor using the girls’ inputs and ideas. In their free time the girls can relax in 'The Link' where there is a large kitchen space, alternatively they could welcome visitors into the large downstairs common room, or have some peace and quiet in the smaller common room situated away from the main public areas of the house.