Mrs Emma Unwin
Miss Stephens
Miss Ignjacic
Miss Caldwell

St Cecilia’s House is home for girls in UIV Form, aged between 13 and 14 years. 

St CeciliasMrs Emma Unwin is Housemistress of St Cecilia's. Mrs Unwin is married to Gareth, and they have two young children, Aria and William. Mrs Unwin also teaches Biology and has a Zoology degree from Durham University. She is originally from Wiltshire but has also lived in Italy. Outside of work, Mrs Unwin enjoys reading, doing yoga and swimming. She is assisted by Miss Evie Stephens (Deputy Housemistress) and Miss Irena Ignjacic (Day Housemistress). Resident Graduate Assistant for Performing Arts, Miss Robyn Caldwell, also assists in House. 

House Tutors from amongst the academic staff also come in during the evening. The system of House Tutors works well, giving students an opportunity to meet with teaching staff in a more informal environment.

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 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. During 2016 the interior was 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.