College Lawn is home to a mixture of Boarders, Day Boarders and Day Girls in each year group. It contains a lovely, vibrant mixture of girls who live in Cheltenham, those who travel from the wider local area, and Boarders from further afield. This allows its girls to benefit from a meaningful link to the town, as well as more outward-looking national and international perspectives.
College Lawn is the newest House at College, formed in September 2017. Having been built as a family home, the House retains a sense of warmth and informality and this is something Housemistress Jo Wintle is keen to foster. Already, girls, parents and visitors comment on how homely College Lawn is.
The ethos of College Lawn is very much one of friendship, kindness and fun.
The ethos of College Lawn is very much one of friendship, kindness and fun. As with all Houses, there are girls in House who excel in all areas of College life, but College Lawn's greatest strength is in pulling together whether that be for House Singing, House Pots or fundraising for College or the House charity.
Jo has plenty of experience as a Boarder herself, having boarded at Dulwich Prep School, King’s Canterbury, and in her Sixth Form at Sevenoaks. She is joined in College Lawn by her husband Simon, a former teacher and their young son Arthur (5) who loves living in the Boarding House and has made firm friends amongst the girls. Jo is supported by Assistant Housemistress Sian McBride, Director of Drama, and, alongside a team of resident tutors and matrons, they work hard to ensure that the current College Lawn cohort are the beginning of a tradition of well-rounded, happy girls to graduate from the House.