Avenue House is one of the most recent girls’ Houses, opening in September 2002. It is situated on the “Field” side of the School near to the Health Centre, the playing fields and five other Houses.


venue is a place in which the girls are able to gather with confidence and communicate with one another through such events as weekly cake night and hot chocolate evenings. This allows for the years to integrate creating strong friendships among the different age groups. Avenue knows the balance between work and leisure time, this is evident through our top exam results.

Avenue has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere which is led by HM, AHM, tutors and Zanah, our Matron, all of whom are approachable and fully involved in the running of the House. The communal areas of the House are nearly always occupied with girls talking and laughing, there is definitely a sense of coming ‘home’ once the school day is over and we are able to feel that we wind down and relax amongst one another.

I hope you come and visit us to see Avenue for yourself, you are always very welcome and you will be shown around by some of the girls. Ring the Admissions Team on 01865 319200 to make an appointment.

A word from the former Head of House, Alice Isola

  • What’s your favourite activity as a House?

Every year since I joined Avenue in the Shells I’ve always looked forward to decorating the House for Christmas and all being together on the last night of the Autumn Term dancing, opening presents and celebrating our ‘Little Miss’ Awards!

  • What is the best thing about your HM?

How much she loves to hang out with us. Whenever she is around we can all spend hours just chatting and laughing together.

  • What is the best treat or baked item that your Matron makes for you?

Nachos with cheese.

  • What’s the most popular in House activity?

Saturday nights are when the House really comes together like a family for whoever is in. We pull out the sofa bed in the Common Room and all watch a film together. The Sixth Form also cooks a whole meal with Miss Ram.

  • What do you do in House with the other year groups?

Twice a term we have House breakfast where we sit and have breakfast with our ‘families’ – our groups within House that have at least one person from every year group.


Housemistress: Yvette Ramadharsingh
Tutors: Lauren Mackrell (Assistant Housemistress)
Naomi Gerge (Resident Tutor)
Sol Cabello Malfetano
Raul Castel
James Cope
Gabriele Damiani
Marc Gillingwater
Milly Pumfrey
Charlotte Schofield
Matron: Zanah Coram-Wright
Head of House: Maddie Catchpole
Deputies: Rose Bourdillon
Amber Walkinshaw
Lucie Reynish
Head Girl: Gwendoline Davenport

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