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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 am looking forward very much to becoming Housemistress of Chandos in September 2014.

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.

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

Annette Poulain - Chandos Housemistress 

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