Oakthorpe House

Welcome to Oakthorpe!


n Oakthorpe we value friendship, individuality and creativity, and we motivate one another to succeed in all areas of school life. Oakthorpe is a warm and caring house and is considered a second home by most, if not all, of the girls in the boarding House.

Below you can watch a film that takes you on a virtual tour of some of the Boarding Houses including Oakethorpe, and you can read more about the House from the pupils below.

Our house staff are fabulous, and always strive to bring out the best in all the girls in Oakthorpe. We also have support from the rest of the Oakthorpe team: Sophie, our wonderful Matron, who is lovely and makes us tasty treats every day and cake night once a week, which is a real treat as she is an incredible baker; Miss Mackrell (our fantastic Resident Tutor) who brightens our day; along with our amazing House Tutors who each have a specific year group to look after and help with school life. They all make the House such a loving and welcoming environment to live in and we feel as though we are able to go and talk to any of them when we are upset, homesick or just want a chat! We all understand that it can be hard moving into a new boarding school away from home and we’re always here for each other as well.

A word from Head of House Blanche Le Grice:

What’s your favourite activity as a House?
Personally, I love our House dinners.

What is the best thing about your HM?
At Teddies it is really important to have a good relationship with your HM and this year in Oakthorpe we are lucky enough to have a new HM – so far the best thing about him has to be his enthusiasm and excitement for the House.

What is the best treat or baked item that your matron makes for you?
We’re really fortunate in Oakthorpe that our Matrons, Karen & Sophie, are amazing cooks but I would have to say that the brownies are my favourite.

What’s the most popular in House activity?
For the younger years I would say that the movie nights are probably the most popular but the Sixth Form really love coming together on a Saturday night for bread and cheese.

What do you do with the other year groups?
We have ‘families’ which consist of pupils from each year group, recently we have been going to lunch with our families which is really fun. I believe family nights are the best way to get all the different year groups mixing.


Alex Waring, Oakthorpe HM

Housemaster: Alex Waring

Lauren Bray (Assistant Housemistress)
Louise Duffy (Resident Tutor)
Joe Cazabon
Marie-Laure Delvallée
Ian Dunn
Anastasia Elliott
Camilla Holder
Sarah Mattinson

House Matrons: Sophie Sydenham
Karen Oliver
Head of House: Blanche Le Grice
Deputy: Liia Ishmuratova
Gigi Whipp
School Prefects: Freya Burdon
Tiggy Jones
Nia Willis

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