Austin House is a friendly and welcoming co-educational house which is a crucial stepping stone for pupils as they transition to a senior school environment. Whilst we consider ourselves to be part of the main school, Austin House can promote a positive, safe and inclusive environment allowing Year 7 and 8 boys and girls to flourish as part of a close and happy community. We eat lunch as a House in our own dining room each day and we hold regular House activities and social events.
Mrs Myfanwy Bournon (pictured) took over as Housemistress in January 2020. Mrs Bournon, who also teaches English, joined Worth from Brighton Girls, where she was Head of Lower School. As Housemistress of Austin, Mrs Bournon has an ‘open door’ policy whereby the pupils are encouraged to come and speak to her at any time. As well as supporting pupils and sorting out any concerns or worries that they may have, she is delighted when students share their successes and achievements. Mrs Bournon lives in Ardingly with her artist husband Christian and their two-year-old son, Gwilym.