The Garden was designed specifically as a girls house in 1993, and therefore has a very modern feel about it. The relaxed, friendly atmosphere encourages a very loyal and bonding house spirit that can be found in all aspects of the house in all year groups. This leads naturally into sporting successes and positions of responsibility that Garden girls achieve within the school. The younger years are influenced by the consistently high standard set by the sixth form within the house, aspiring to follow in their footsteps. That each girl should achieve her very best academically is expected not only from the houseparents and tutors, but from the girls themselves. Former Garden girls return every year to let us know how well they are doing at university, but also to share how much their time in the house has meant to them. What is perhaps most special about the Garden girls is their passion for life and full involvement in all things Reptonian, but also their care for each other. New B Blockers always comment on how wonderful it is to have so many big sisters looking out for them!
Mrs Sally Lees BA
Sally Lees, Housemistress of The Garden, joined Repton as the Head of Modern Languages in 2011 and is taking over the running of The Garden from September 2015. With a degree in Spanish and French from the University of Leeds, she now teaches mainly Spanish at Repton and is passionate about all things Hispanic. She participates in the Duke of Edinburgh programme and enjoys coaching Girls’ Tennis. Her husband, Wayne, is a former Grenadier Guard and is the SSI (School Staff Instructor) for the Repton CCF. He plays a fully supportive pastoral role in The Garden where his talent for baking is very much appreciated. They have two young daughters; Hattie (7) and Tilly (5) 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 walking, cycling and rock climbing. Their aim is to provide a warm, supportive family atmosphere to encourage and inspire all Garden girls to reach their full potential during their Repton careers.