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A warm welcome: New House and Fenwick House
From September 2013, all new junior girl boarders join either New House or Fenwick House. The team of staff within each house is responsible for the on-going pastoral and academic welfare of the girls. Both houses welcome a group of new boarders into the 4th form (Year 9) each year and they remain in their boarding house throughout their five years at Brighton College. A small number of girls join as new sixth formers, too.
New House is a brand new boarding house located in the beautiful Front Quad of the school. This was completed in the summer of 2013, and is a wonderful, bright and modern building which will nonetheless blend in with the surrounding, traditional architecture. Mrs Jenny Scopes is the Housemistress of New House, and she is assisted by a resident Deputy Housemistress, matron and a team of tutors.
The Housemistress of Fenwick House is Mrs Michelle Murphy; she too is assisted by a resident Deputy Housemistress, matron and a team of tutors. The house underwent a £750,000 refurbishment – completed in August – to enhance and maintain what is already a warm and welcoming home-from-home.
In both New House and Fenwick House, there is a strong ethos of the senior pupils mentoring those who are new. Sixth form prefects in both houses help the tutors and housemistresses to ensure that all the girls are happy as well as fully involved and supported. Other responsibilities taken on by girls from all year groups include: running in-house competitions; presenting house assemblies; meeting and greeting visitors; and ensuring communal areas (and their own rooms!) are tidy.
Fenwick House and New House both provide a high standard of accommodation. Junior girls can expect to be in a small dormitory in their first year before moving into a double room in their second year; almost all girls have single rooms in their final year (Year 13). Both girls' houses have lovely common rooms as well as modern, communal kitchens for snacks and drinks during break times. All the girls appreciate the location of their houses, both of which are set in the heart of the campus with all facilities close at hand.
Competitions & Events
Both New House and Fenwick House are committed to the school's inter-house competitions, which include sports (netball, swimming, athletics, to name a few), debating, house singing and general knowledge. There are also regular evening events held with the boys' boarding houses: these include 'Mastermind' and 'Weakest Link' contests, social events such as combined dinners and music evenings, house debates and lectures from guest speakers