The Garden was designed specifically as a Girls house in 1992 and has a very modern feel about it. The relaxed, friendly atmosphere encourages a very loyal and bonding house spirit (wearing red and gold Garden house colours!) that can be found in all aspects of the house. This leads naturally into sporting successes and positions of responsibility that Garden girls achieve within the school. That each girl should make the most of every opportunity and achieve her very best is expected not only from the House staff but from the girls themselves.
Mrs Sally Lees BA
Mrs Sally Lees, Housemistress of The Garden, joined Repton as the Head of Modern Languages in 2011 and took over the running of The Garden in September 2015. With a degree in Spanish and French from the University of Leeds, she now teaches mainly Spanish at Repton, is passionate about all things Hispanic and enjoys coaching Girls’ Tennis. Her husband, Wayne, is a former Grenadier Guard and participates in Repton’s Gold Duke of Edinburgh scheme as well as volunteering with the Derbyshire Cadet Force. He plays a fully supportive pastoral role in The Garden where his talent for baking cookies and creating delicious milkshakes is very much appreciated. They have two young daughters; Hattie (9) and Tilly (7) who both attend Foremarke and like to get involved in cheering on the Garden girls during sports matches and House competitions. They are an active family who love to spend time outdoors cycling, rock climbing and walking with their young Black Labrador, Woody. Their aim is to provide a warm, caring and supportive family atmosphere to encourage and inspire all Garden girls to reach their full potential during their Repton careers. They are ably assisted by a fantastic team of six tutors including resident tutor Alice Goodman and live-in Matron Sarah Morgan.