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Derry House

Derry House – Pergite Semper (continue always)

It is not uncommon for green hoodies to be spotted through our hallways, or on the sports fields, as our Derry students wear them with pride. Derry House has an abundance of house spirit, often being the ones cheering the loudest at house events.

Much like every other house, Derry holds the opinion of being the best house. The fantastic sense of community and friendliness is the perfect welcome for any newcomer. Derry House invites you for a visit, to see their home and witness their spirit first hand.

Being a part of Derry House means many annual events. The Derry House Dinner is an evening when the whole House, staff and parents sit down together and have a semi-formal meal. It is a chance for all the girls to thank the tutor team for their support during the year and especially to thank Mrs. Powell for her unconditional support, hard work and commitment to the house and all its members.  Another great aspect of the evening is that it is a wonderful opportunity for the house to showcase some of its incredibly talented pupils; girls sing and play a range of instruments in a wonderful, friendly and supportive atmosphere. The youngest member of the house is asked to perform the ‘loyal toast’. Also, during the meal, we treat our parent’s to a rendition of our House Song.

The House is named after Provost Reverend W.R. Derry. Derry House only moved into its present location in the main school buildings during 1993-4 after the closure of Mountgarret House. Girls first attended Worksop College in 1972 as day pupils, but at that time they did not have a specific house. However, this changed in 1977 when Derry House was established next to the Health Care Centre. The rest is history!

Once a Derry Girl, always a Derry Girl.