St Cecilia's House

Miss Grant
Miss Grant
Miss Bloomer
Miss Bloomer
Mrs Smedley
Mrs Smedley
Mrs Thorneloe
Mrs Thorneloe
Miss Stephens
Miss Stephens

Miss Julie Grant is the Housemistress of St Cecilia's. Miss Grant graduated from the University of York, where she studied English and, more recently, completed a research Masters in Education. She loves to travel and her favourite trips have included a safari in Botswana, snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef and exploring the architecture of Istanbul.  Miss Grant is assisted by Miss Clare Bloomer (Deputy Housemistress), Mrs Rosie Smedley and Mrs Sally Thorneloe (Day Housemistresses). Miss Evie Stephens (resident tutor and Graduate Lacrosse Coach) also assists in House.

Staff members on duty in the evenings alongside House Staff include Miss Bethany Dickinson, Miss Izzy Craine, Miss Holly Darling, Mrs Caryn Harwood, Mrs Caroline Heathorn, Mrs Rebekah Lord, Mrs Faye Lovell, Mrs Heidi Marvin, Miss Sharon Skelhorn, Mrs Anne Thornton, Mrs Lucy Weeden and Miss Sarah Wilby.

Please contact us by telephone on 01249 857260 or 07980 978250. We can also be reached via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St CeciliasSt Cecilia’s House is home for girls in UIV Form, aged between 13 and 14 years. The House is a stone built 18th century building with high ceilings and a feeling of airiness. It comprises dorms of differing sizes; some are three bed dorms with largest being a six bed dorm. Day girls are fully integrated into the House, and have use of a futon in their dorm when they want to stay over.

Externally the school carried out repair and maintenance work to the building in 2014. Throughout 2016 the interior has been refurbished and renovated, restoring some period details and improving the living space for the girls. The social activity and study spaces for the girls have been expanded and an elegant Common Room (left), a large Study Room and two kitchens have been added.  The bathroom facilities have also been modernised and a spacious new entrance built, which includes a Boot Room for muddy lax boots and sports equipment.