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Chandos is the oldest girls’ boarding house at College and has expanded from eight Sixth Form girls in 1981 to 80 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 within Chandos has her role to play in making our House a  very 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 joined Chandos in September 2014 and already feel immensely proud of the girls in House. I have come from the position of  Head of Girls Games and a Duty Tutor at the Leys School, Cambridge. I am passionate about sport having been involved in national league athletics and continue to play competitive netball when time allows. I teach Sports Science within the College and am also Head of Sport Performance.

I am joined by my husband Mark and I have three energetic children: Joshua (11) and twins Lilly and Evie (9) who all attend the Prep School. We also have a dog called Honey and a cat called George. My team includes Dr Kerry Samuels and Poppy Hoskins - my resident tutors, Vanessa Gonzalez - assistant housemistress in Chandos Cottages and 10 House Tutors and matrons. Chandos provides a happy and supportive environment for all the girls.

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

Annette Poulain - Chandos Housemistress