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Gibbs House

Gibbs House – Tenax Propositi (Hold steadfast to your purpose)

In Gibbs, we want to create an environment which is homely, friendly and safe, in which everyone has mutual respect for one another. We aim to help every girl achieve her potential in as many fields as possible and encourage each pupil to take ownership of her decisions and actions.

We try to encourage the development of a spiritual awareness, an appreciation of public and private morals and the difference between right and wrong. Each girl will be prepared as fully as possible for the challenges of adulthood so that she can take up a responsible and caring role in society. Parents and friends of all girls are encouraged to feel that they are part of Gibbs House too.

"When I first started, I was incredibly homesick as I had never boarded before. It was Gibbs that helped my transition.

Events at Gibbs House 

Senior pupils have an essential role to play in the smooth running of the House and in helping to foster the strongly supportive atmosphere. All pupils are encouraged to show initiative, to lead by example and to show integrity in their day to day life.

New pupils have nominated guides who help with the initial settling in but everyone in the house understands that they have a responsibility to each other to be friendly, supportive and encouraging to all.

Staff at Gibbs House 


Mr Richard James (Head of Geography)

Assistant Housemistress

Ms Esther Chung (Music)


Miss Maria Rodriquez (Spanish)


Ms Georgina Gill (Classics)


Mrs Lisa Bennett (EAL)


Mrs Sue Smith