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Chandos is the oldest girls’ boarding house at College and has expanded from eight Sixth Form girls in 1981 to 70 girls today, from the Third Form right through to the Upper Sixth.

Our aim is to include and value everyone as an individual and to work together as a community. We expect high standards of behaviour and encourage girls to strive for their personal academic best as well as develop their skills and talents generally. Every girl has her role to play in making our House a happy and successful place.

The girls enjoy a variety of activities in addition to those organised by College. These include visits to theme parks, the cinema, canoeing, horse riding, ice skating and cooking.

I became Acting Housemistress of Chandos in September 2013 and also Director of Learning.  I hope to bring wisdom and experience to my role as Housemistress; having brought up two daughters of my own. I rejoined College in 2010 (having worked here between 2004 and 2006) from Cheltenham Ladies' College where I was Head of Learning Support, a Pastoral Tutor and an Assistant Housemistress. As Housemistress I am committed to ensuring that there is a positive and purposeful atmosphere in House and I feel very fortunate to be able to combine my other commitments with an enriching pastoral role.

If you would like to find out more about Chandos, please do come and visit us.

Mary Plint, Chandos Acting Housemistress


Annette Poulain - Chandos Housemistress designate (September 2014)

I am looking forward very much to becoming Housemistress of Chandos.

I am currently Head of Girls Games and a Duty Tutor at a school in Cambridge. I am passionate about sport, having been involved in national league athletics and continue to play competitive netball, when time allows.

My husband Mark and I have three energetic children: Joshua (10) and twins Lilly and Evie (7). Together with the already strong and supportive House Tutors and matrons, I am looking forward to maintaining the positive working atmosphere that is so apparent in Chandos.

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