Boarding

Brabourne House

Named after Lady Brabourne, governor, benefactor, and parent at Ashford School, Brabourne House sits on the main School site, adjacent to the swimming pool and a few steps from the Refectory.

It is a purpose-built boarding house with capacity for 63 girls from Year 7 to Year 13. There are 47 rooms, the majority of which have en-suite facilities. All the rooms on top floor of the boarding house were newly refurbished in December 2019.

Facilities

The house has two common rooms, two kitchens, a number of cosy seating areas distributed around the house, a front yard and a back garden, a laundry room with washing machines and dryers. In the common rooms we have two large screen TVs, computers, a large football table, an air hockey table, and a piano as well as other musical instruments.

Activities

We hold regular house events in our common rooms, from Pizza & Movie Nights and Hot Chocolate Evenings to our famous “Halloween Party”. Brabourne is the undisputed winner of the Ashford School Gingerbread House making competition. There is a true sense of community in the house.

"In the words of this year’s Girls' Boarding Captain, “Brabourne is the home of some of the best memories of my life.”"

Staff

The staff in Brabourne House are engaged and empathetic and truly care about the girls and their well-being. This is key to generating the nurturing environment we pride ourselves on. We aim to create a home for our girls and a sense of family and trust.

  • Mrs Paola Sagastuy, Houseparent, Faculty Leader for Languages
  • Miss Pam Spicer, Assistant Houseparent
  • Miss Heather Loughlin, Resident Tutor, Head of German
  • Mrs Nicole Rayner, Non-resident Tutor, Head of Art
  • Miss Katy Reynolds, Non-resident Tutor
  • Dr Kirsten Dickers, Resident Tutor, Higher Education, Careers, and Research Leader