Corfe House

Corfe is a home from home where many of us share the ups and downs of everyday life and make memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. Corfe welcomes all pupils from near and far and as a House we pride ourselves on appreciating and respecting each individual’s qualities and strengths.

There is a strong bond and support system between year groups such as families and buddies which are one of the many opportunities that the younger girls have to form stronger relationships with a variety of ages throughout the house. 

The Sixth Formers in House are excellent role models for the year groups below being motivated in many areas of school life whether it be in classroom, on sports field, or on stage. We are fortunate in Corfe to have many talent and hardworking pupils who excel in their chosen field.

The staff in House offer all the girls enormous amounts of support. Our HM, Matron and our Resident Tutor all encourage us to strive to achieve our best and prepare us for our futures outside of St Edward’s. 

Ashlyn Dickinson, Former Head of House

Corfe House is situated on the Field side of the School. We are conveniently close to the playing fields, astro turfs and the Nuffield Health and Fitness sports complex, giving us plenty of space. Many of the girls comment that they like to feel that they are “going home” at the end of the academic day.

Corfe House is a friendly and welcoming environment. Girls and staff live together and we try and foster mutual respect and trust for each other and their belongings. We want the girls to be happy and fulfilled living here, so that they are motivated to develop their own interests and participate fully in the life of the School. Every girl has a talent and, as a House, we strive to nurture these talents and encourage pupils to develop their own individuality.

Currently, Corfe is home to 56 girls (50 boarders, 6 day pupils) and all of the girls have a wide range of talents; Academic Scholars, sportswomen, actors, musicians and dancers, they are all to be found here!

One of the greatest strengths of Corfe are the friendships that develop across all year groups. It is not uncommon to see the younger girls sitting in The Link chatting to the Sixth Form and the warm welcoming atmosphere is often commented on when parents visit us. When the girls leave school, we want them to be confident, successful young women, who take with them, lifelong friendships.

Please contact the Admissions Team on 01865 319200 to arrange a visit to the School and a tour with a Corfe House pupil. We look forward to welcoming you to our House.

A word from former Head of House, Phoebe Cain

  • What’s your favourite activity as a House?

Everybody loves the house spirit in House competitions. especially the Steeplechase and house hockey!

  • What is the best thing about your HM?

She is always up for a chat and wants the best for you.

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

Marshmallow Rice Krispie cakes!

  • What’s the most popular in House activity?

This year we had a Halloween party, which involved mummy wrapping, apple bobbing and lots of pizza!

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

We have ‘families’ in Corfe, in which there is one person from each year group. The families sometimes have house breakfast together or do games nights.


Housemistress: Lucy Hamblin-Rooke
Tutors: Suzanne Arbuthnot (Assistant Housemistress)
Sophie Barnes (Resident Tutor)
Paula Diaz Rogado
Anna Fielding
Laura French
Sarah Wheeler
Judy Young
Matron: Claire Elliott
Head of House: Charlotte Churchman
Deputy: Isabella Sheppard-Capurro

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