Queen’s is the only House just for Day Girls at Cheltenham College and is beautifully situated overlooking the main field and Chapel. Unlike many Day Houses at other schools, Queen's is open throughout the day for its girls to use so they do not have the worry of having to be out of the House by a certain time before it is locked up.
The result is that many of the girls perform better academically as they quickly learn to organise and manage their workload well, preferring to do their prep (homework) in the House before heading back home for the night.
As Housemistress, Wandrille promotes a genuine, fun atmosphere where every girl strives to be her very best.
Wandrille Bates is the Queen's Housemistress. She lives in Queen's with her husband Will, who teaches Geography and is the Queen's Resident Tutor, and her two young daughters. As Housemistress, Wandrille promotes a genuine, fun atmosphere where every girl strives to be her very best. Good manners and motivation are part of the ingrained culture of Queen’s. These high standards are set by the Sixth Formers and are reflected by the younger girls in the Queen’s family.
Wandrille aims to ensure that the 60 Queen's Day Girls are as involved as Boarders in College life. The House even has a bedroom that is able to accommodate four to six girls in order to support family and school commitments.
Wandrille is supported in running Queen's by Assistant Housemistress Julia Hande and Matron Hanneke Hale.