St Anne's House
at Worth

 

St Anne's House is named after the mother of the Virgin Mary and prides itself on providing an inclusive, warm environment in which young women can flourish academically, socially, and spiritually.

In House we strive to emulate the Rule of St Benedict. Our House motto is 'Gratiam et Sapientiam' (Grace and Wisdom); ideals which we try to cultivate in light of Hildegard von Bingen's ‘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, House Chaplain is Br David Jarmy and Forerunner Anna McDougall.

Years 9 and 10 share a common room where girls can socialise together during break times. Girls in Year 11 have their own common room where they can both study and socialise. Students have access to computers at their common room desks and the House also has televisions.

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.