Mead, the first girls’ house came into being in 1969 a year after the arrival of the first girl at Dean Close. It began life with just 8 day girls which grew to 15 by 1970, some of which were boarders, to 25 the following year. In 1972 a big change took place when girls were admitted into the Senior School from the IVth form. Mead became a boarding and day house with 23 boarders and 30 day girls, numbers which continued to increase with Mead becoming the largest house in the School by 1973. It was in 1982 that Mead reverted back to a day house when Fawley lodge became a fully-fledged boarding house.

 

Housemistress’s from 1969 – 2019:
Mrs V. Wilson 1969-1971
Mrs J. Barker 1971-1973
Mrs S.M. Vaus 1974-1987
Mrs G.S. Macgill 1989-1997
Mrs V.E. Burroughs 1989-1997
Mrs J.D. Kent 1997-2001
Mrs P.S. Watson 2001-2016
Mrs C. Feltham 2016-present

 

With the opening of the new Day House Village, new Heads of House boards will be purchased for the houses.  We are fairly confident that we have the entries correct (information gathered from the Archives and cross referencing this with the relevant ODs), but if you notice any anomalies please let the OD office know ASAP.

 

Heads of House from 1969 – 2019
1969-1970
1970-1971 S. Billington
Michaelmas 1971 J.A. Gibbs
Jan 72-July 72 J.B. Baillie-Hamilton / J.A. Robinson
1972-1973 D.M. Gall
1973-1974 S. R. Biddulph
1974-1975 S.E. Hughes
sept 75-dec 75 C.B.A. Whalley
Jan 1976-july 76 E.J. Glynn-Williams
Sept 76 – Dec 1976 R.M. Otway
Jan 1977-July 1977 J.E. Scott
Sept 1977 – Dec 1977 L. Croker
Jan 1978 – Dec 1978 W.C. Chinn
Jan 1979-Dec 1979 J.M. Morris
Jan 1980 – July 1980 E.F. Beech
Sept 1980- July 1981 K.J. Sochart
1981-1982 K.M. Troughton
1982-1983 J. Russell
1983-1984 C.H.S. Holloway
Sept 84-April 85 E. A. Barnes
April 85-July 85 A.M. Brazell (Acting Head)
1985-1986 S.J. Milne
1986-1987 J.L. Dodimead
1987-1988 T.S. Bacon
1988-1989 E.L. Dowty
1989-1990 M. Quayle
1990-1991 E.H. Alger
1991-1992 T.J. Phillips
1992-1993 C.N.E. Forbes
1993-1994 C.L. Bevan-Dimmer
1994-1995 K.J. Wall
1995-1996 L.R. Bruen
1996-1997 C.L. Marchand
1997-1998 J.L. Osborne / S.E. Shewan
1998-1999 C.J. Davies / A-M. Harries
1999-2000 V.K. Judge
2000-2001 C.M. Godwin
2001-2002 E.L. Carlisle
2002-2003 D.K. Parker
2003-2004 A.C. Bruckland
2004-2005 S.B. Glover
2005-2006 H.J. Simons
2006-2007 E. Challenor
2007-2008 A-K. Legg
2008-2009 S.C. Gibson
2009-2010 H.L. Bailey
2010-2011 J.R. Watson
2011-2012 L.V. Howard
2012-2013 J.K. Osborne
2013-2014 A. Niina
2014-2015 J.M. Timmer
2015-2016 R. Christian
2016-2017 I.B. Bruce
2017-2018 S. Foster / S.J. Clink
2018-2019 K.J. Humphreys / O. Colthart