The Mitre opened as a girls' House in 2002, and with its new Sixth Form wing extension provides a home for 75 girls. The House enjoys a beautiful location with extensive private gardens including a large grassed area for the girls to rest and play and the pupils enjoy accommodation which is both spacious and modern.
The Mitre is a relaxed, friendly and lively place to live, with the emphasis on a family atmosphere – encouraging a unique house spirit found in all aspects of House life. The Mitre sees many successes in inter-House competitions and there are lots of Mitre girls in positions of responsibility throughout the School. This aspiration to excellence has always been the mark of a Mitre girl, and it is no surprise that a number of positions of responsibility from the Heads of Athletics and 1st team netball to the President of the Geographical Society and key members of the school social committee have been chosen from within the Mitre across the course of the last academic year. This kind of inspirational leadership from the U6th, leaves the younger years aspiring to meet the same standards and there is no doubt that all the girls in the House are encouraged to strive for excellence in all that they do within a supportive environment. The girls wear their House colours of navy and pink with pride and a sea of pink and blue shirts can always be seen at inter-House competitions, with the House atmosphere on show for all to see and hear! Every girl in the House is proud to call herself a “Mitre girl”...
Mrs Anna Parish, BA
Anna joined Repton in August 2008 to become Housemistress of the Mitre and lives with her husband Nick and sons Joshua and Luke. Educated at Uppingham School, Durham and Cambridge Universities, Anna has also taught at St Peter's York and Brighton College. Prior to her appointment at Repton she was the Housemistress of a girls’ day House at Brighton College. Nick, also a qualified teacher, is a full time father to Joshua and new addition to the family Luke, and plays a key pastoral role in helping Anna to run the Mitre. He also works as a special constable for Derbyshire Police. The whole family can often be found supporting the girls from the touchlines, and Nick this year helped the L6th cook one hundred apple crumbles from the Mitre orchard for the Sale of Work! As well as teaching History and Politics at Repton, Anna also coaches the 4th XI hockey, U14B netball team and supports the running of the Politics Society. Anna and Nick enjoy entertaining family and friends, walking, photography and travelling.