Welcome to Ivy House!

We provide a caring and homely boarding house with a strong family atmosphere and firmly believe that the girls in our care enjoy a secure, friendly and happy living environment which encourages the development of well balanced and confident young ladies. We view the girls in Ivy House as an extension of our own family and our children Niamh and Alfie along with our Labrador, Honey, and cocker spaniel pup, Roxy, certainly believe they have a house full of lovely sisters. The support and kindness the girls offer one another is really inspiring.

Our fun loving and efficient Matron, Mrs Saunders aka Mrs S, looks after the administrative side of the house and offers pastoral support to the girls during the school day from Monday to Saturday.  We also have two fantastic house tutors who live in and teaching staff are on hand every evening to offer academic support with prep.

The girls in the house enjoy a wide range of social activities in evenings and at weekends. These include weekends away to Weymouth, beauty nights, pizza nights, barbecues, s’mores around the brazier in the snow, Mr Crinion’s famous potato wedges on cold winter evenings and Sleepy Sundays where they can stay in their pj’s and gorge on delicious pancakes cooked by our senior girls.  Days out include fun fairs, the beach, Longleat, Go Ape, ice skating and aqua parks to name a few!  This term our bonding trip to Weymouth was enhanced by glorious sunshine and the girls voted it the best ever!

Ivy House is a warm and welcoming home from home and we would be delighted to introduce you to our lively household!