Jubilee House

Welcome to our House

Jubilee was opened in September 2013 and has certainly come a long way since the foundation stone was laid. There have been changes: we have seen two cohorts go all the way through from Shells to the Upper Sixth, Charles Davies is in his third year as Housemaster, and there are a lot more hand prints on the wall, where everyone who passes through has made their mark. But what has not changed is the spirit and soul that all of those girls and staff have created, and we firmly stand by our values of courage, kindness, effort, honesty and respect.

When the girls arrive in Shells they go into bedrooms of two boarders (or two boarders and a day girl) and this arrangement continues until they reach the Sixth Form, at which point they move into individual en-suite rooms, all of which open out onto the magnificent central Atrium. This is a wonderful communal space, full of singing, chatting, piano-playing, table-tennis and laughter (and no mobile phones). It would be remiss not to mention the weekly flow of baked treats, too, that arrive every Saturday from the recipe book of our House Matron, Cassie, who has been with the House since it opened.

If Jubilee is known for anything it is being known for everything – we certainly have some first-class academics, but we also have sports players, musicians, dancers, actors, artists, writers, philosophers and humanitarians and there is a shelf full of trophies to prove it. The House may be impressive in its style but its inhabitants are full of character – please contact the Admissions Team to book a tour of St Edward’s and experience Jubilee House for yourself.

A word from Head of House, Bella Link:

When joining Jubilee in Shells I felt an immediate sense of House spirit – there is a feeling of pride in everything we do together as a House. Jubilee is a lively place in which every girl brings something different. The House is hugely diverse with sporting, musical, academic ability and much more! Every term we have inter-house sport competitions as well as annual debating, quiz and singing competitions. These are some of my favourite memories where the whole House comes together in support for one another – the Jubilee side-lines are never quiet! A particular highlight for me last year was being the first girls house to win inter-house debating, the whole House was there in support and it very much felt like a whole House victory. This year we have started different activities every Friday night. We’ve had rounders, bingo, quizzes and a Halloween party. These are opportunities for year groups to mix and form relationships with older and younger girls. As well as this we often have House barbeques or end of term parties which are always so much fun. ?The support we get in-House from the staff is incredible. They are always available for a chat and there is never a dull moment. Our matron, Cassie, bakes treats every Saturday break time which definitely motivates us before our sports fixtures in the afternoon and something to look forward to at the end of the week. 

STAFF

Housemaster: Charles Davies
Tutors: Susan Holland (Assistant Housemistress)
Chloe Riddle (Resident Tutor)
Louise Bowen
Ann-Laure Davies
Katrina Eden
Flora Nelson
Linda Raabe-Marjot
Charles Wallendahl
House Matron: Cassie Cooper
Head of House: Bella Link
Deputies: Sophie Tompkins
Sofia Shapovalova

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