Michell is a boarding and day House for Upper Sixth Form students. The House is situated at the top of the school site, enabling the girls to enjoy privacy away from the main school, extensive and exclusive gardens and fun, friendly atmosphere. There are two kitchens in which the girls can cook in, , as well as a dining room where the Sixth Form are provided dinner every evening. Wednesday night is Wok night, where the school’s head chef, Ian, cooks noodles, stir fries and other culinary dishes in front of of the girls!
Housemistress: Mrs Helen Rich
Deputy: Miss Christine Clancy
Pastoral Assistant: Mrs Janet Beardley
Pastoral Assistant: Mrs Bruun
Resident Language Assistant: Miss Maria Cecilia Andrade Garcia
GAP: Miss Chloe Williams
U6 Tutor: Mr Mark Rich
U6 Tutor: Mrs Areti Bizior
U6 Tutor: Mrs Barbara Orpwood
U6 Tutor: Mrs Sarah Eagle
U6 Tutor: Mrs Linda McGrenary
Michell has three separate working areas equipped with computers, where girls can work undisturbed. There are three different lounge areas, the quiet one, the cosy one, and the big one; the latter is where the whole house joins for a house meeting once a week. As well as this each girl has a bedroom; girls can choose whether to have their own room, or share with someone else. The rooms themselves are spacious, warm, have wireless internet, and are close to the many showering facilities.
One of the nicest things about living in Michell is the relationship between the staff and girls. The housemistress and their family are at the heart of Michell, as well as the assistant house mistress, and the two gaps. There is always someone to say hello to on entering the house, and the staff are always more than willing to help.
Any Sixth Form girls who choose to stay in over the weekend are able to take part in a range of activities organised centrally for all Queen Anne’s girls. In addition to this, Michell offers a number of events and activities each year which are open exclusively to the Upper Sixth Form. These include dinner parties with the Oratory, wine-tasting with Radley, a car maintenance course, a cooking course, barbeques, film nights, and an evening boat cruise on the Thames. Furthermore, when each girl turns eighteen, they are invited to have celebratory cake and drinks with a few friends, and Mr and Mrs Rich.
Michell is very much a ‘bridge to university,’ and we are able to enjoy an increased sense of independence when joining the upper sixth. Girls may go shopping in Caversham at lunch time, and are able to visit Reading to shop or see a film after school on Wednesdays and at the weekends. Michell is a very flexible house, and visitors are also welcomed at this time.
Whether girls want to work in silence, relax, or laugh with their friends, Michell caters for all the girls needs and the large site means that we can be left undisturbed, but there is still a strong sense of community. Michell is fun, friendly, and makes being at Queen Anne’s for Sixth Form a very special place.
Contact the House
T: 0118 918 7362