Junior Boarding House
Welcome to Michell House - the base for Junior boarding at Queen Anne's.
The girls look after each other, and encourage each other to do their best in every aspect of school life. We have outstanding individuals who inspire others in drama, public speaking, music, sport and so on. We value everyone for their effort, personality and individual attainment
- Mr and Mrs Blunt, Michell House Parents
This idyllic retreat is tucked away at the end of the school field and provides a safe and happy home-away-from-home for Lower 4s (year 7), 4s (year 8) and Upper 4s (year 9). The stunning outdoor areas offer girls the chance to spend time in nature and play together with their 'house family'. From bonfire nights and stargazing to cricket matches and swing-ball, there is always something to keep our younger Queen Anne's girls entertained.
Inside, there is a huge ‘sit’ (a big living-room) where the girls meet for house meetings, parties and to hang out with friends. In the evening the ‘house family’ can sometimes be found sharing pizza together cosy in the sit. In the smaller ‘sit’ the girls enjoy films and quiet time and there is also a Games Room complete with Wii console and pool table. There is a well-equipped kitchen for girls to hang out with friends, cook meals together or catch up over a hot chocolate! Finally, there are prep rooms for the girls to be able to complete their studies.
Each room has two single beds, plenty of storage and desk space. For the first term the girls are allocated rooms, but later students can request who they want to be in a room with. Girls are encouraged to bring posters and home comforts to make the space their own. Every day Matron checks each room to make sure it is clean and tidy. If it is, you will be placed on the “Tidy rooms list” for which there are rewards!
Michell is run by experienced Queen Anne’s House Parents Mr and Mrs Blunt. Mr and Mrs Blunt have three grown-up daughters and two Spingerdoodles, Coco and Crumpet, who enjoy nothing more than having fun with the Michell girls!
“We love working at Queen Anne’s School and consider it a huge privilege to look after the Michell girls. Nothing is more important to us than the safety, happiness and wellbeing of the girls. We will support you in all areas of life and will always give you that extra bit of encouragement to help you reach your full potential!”
- Mr and Mrs Blunt
Supporting Mr and Mrs Blunt is a dedicated team of House Staff including Deputy Housemistress, Matrons and Graduate Assistants.
A varied and nutritious food menu is freshly cooked by top school caterers, Thomas Franks. Michell boarders have breakfast in the house dining room from Monday to Saturday, with lunch and supper being held in the main restaurant. Sunday brunch is enjoyed by the boarders mid-morning, also in the restaurant.
The School Day
When girls come to school for the day, either from their family home or their Boarding House families, they all experience the same Queen Anne’s school life.
Find out more about the school day
INSIGHTS INTO JUNIOR BOARDING LIFE
Life as a Boarder
Weekends in Junior Boarding
Coco & Crumpet
Springerdoodles Coco and Crumpet live in Michell Boarding House with House Parents Mr and Mrs Blunt. Coco is 7 and Crumpet came to QAS as a puppy in March 2021. They can often be found out for a walk with the girls during break and lunchtimes or curled up patiently waiting for the girls to return to Michell after a day of lessons!