St Anne's House
at Worth

 

St Anne's House prides itself on providing an inclusive, warm environment in which young women can flourish academically, socially, and spiritually.  

Our House strives to emulate the Rule of St Benedict, taking “Delight in Virtue” in our sense of self and our daily dealings with others. This ‘Delight in Virtue’ may be read as a model of ‘viriditas’, the light and truth of God’s love which grows surely and joyfully within each of us as individuals, as part of the Worth community, and as global citizens.

St Anne’s is structured along Benedictine lines, with Senior Girls assuming roles vital to the smooth running of our daily structure: Head of House, Deputy Head of House, Junior Prioress, Novice Mistress, Sacristan, Cellarer, Almoner, Hosteller, Guest Mistress, Games Mistress, Preceptor and Lead Cantor. Each of these roles fosters a sense of fellowship and collegiate responsibility within the House, and provides opportunities for the girls to contribute to the daily running of the House and the organisation of intra- and extra-curricular events while honing their outward-facing social skills in helping to organize events for parents and guests.

The Housemistress is Dr Bruna Gushurst-Moore, Deputy Housemistress is Mrs Catherine Latham and the House Chaplain is Br David Jarmy.

Years 9 to 11 each have their own common rooms where girls can study during school hours and socialise during break times. Students have access to computers at their common room desks and the house also has a television and a Wii console.

Years 12 and 13 have smaller study rooms, each shared by two to five students. A Sixth Form common room with a television and kitchen is also provided for that all-important down time.

Like the other day houses, St Anne's students are welcome in the house until 8.15pm, allowing girls to stay in and take part in a range of after-school activities such as dance, orchestra, study and lecture seminars, and drama productions. Girls may also choose to remain in house in the evening in order to complete their prep.

The House is named after the mother of the Virgin Mary, and has adopted the feast of St Anne and St Joachim which occurs during the summer holidays within the liturgical calendar, July 26th, but which we celebrate as a House in September.