Gibbins House is led by Miss Victoria Firth. Miss Firth is supported by Miss Philippa Bradfield (Deputy Housemistress), Mrs Maria Schofield and Mrs Teddi Angelov (Day Housemistresses).
During the week members of the teaching staff come over to assist the Housemaster. This gives the academic staff an opportunity to get to know the pupils better and it can also be a great help if a girl would like an informal chat about their subject. House Tutors for Gibbins are: Mrs Alison Villalobos Ruiz, Mrs Amanda Kingsland, Mr James Carey, Mr Matthew Rose, Mrs Sarah Wilkinson, Miss Katie O’Brien, Miss Caroline Bridge, Mrs Sue Foreman, Mrs Sally Hornby, Mrs Sam Handy, Mrs Annika Jones and Mr Andrew Morris.
Gibbins is home to St Mary’s LV Form. This is their first year of GCSEs. The girls are given their own study rooms for the first time in their school career. House is open throughout the day and evening so girls may come and study at any time when they don't have lessons. This encourages the girls to study more independently. Gibbins is situated away from the main school along with the other senior Houses.
Gibbins was opened in 1979 by Miss Gibbins who was Headmistress of St Mary’s from 1946 to 1972. In 2014 the kitchen and laundry facilities were upgraded and a new House Office was created as part of the redesign. Gibbins House now accommodates up to 63 Fifth Form girls in individual study bedrooms.
Left - the Gibbins girls take the leap!