Each girl is assigned to one of the three main school houses when they start, however during years 7 and 8, they spend their initial years at Westonbirt all together in Beaufort House. Here the girls bond as the lower school year groups and form friendships which will last their entire school career and beyond.
Day girls and boarders all have their own space in house where they can bring in their own bedding and posters, creating a homely and welcoming atmosphere.
There is never a dull moment with activities every evening and throughout the weekends, from board games, baking and craft projects to sports and adventures in the gardens and grounds.
Every girl is enveloped into the house environment where they learn together how to live and work with each other, and the importance of trust and empathy in a caring and supportive environment. Beaufort House is a stepping stone between the security of prep school and the excitements and anticipation of senior school. Each girl is supported and nurtured through the transition, so when they leave Beaufort at the end of the Summer term they are fully equipped with the necessary social skills to move on to their next house and into the next stage of their school lives.
Miss Catriona Crowley and her trusty sidekick Hosta the dog moved in to Beaufort House in September 2013 to take on the role of Housemistress. She has a background in Art and Design (specialising in metalwork and jewellery) and teaches Art at our prep school. She has worked in boarding for the last four years and is fully involved in the wider school life, helping with Learning Support, the Art department and organising activities and trips. Miss Crowley was a passionate Lacrosse player and has delighted in picking up her stick again to teach at Westonbirt.