Elms House was added to the original Founders complex in 1997 and is paired with its neighbouring boarding House, Beeches.

Elms' students enjoy single study-bedroom accommodation; in addition there is a kitchen for each floor of about ten students. There are two large lecture/common rooms, group rooms and computer rooms within the complex and always lots going on.



The Housemistress for Elms is Katie Couldrey, who joined the Hm team in September 2018 from Repton in Derbyshire, where she was involved in the boarding life there as well as being the Second in Department for English.  A keen sports fan, she enjoys watching live events especially gymnastics, athletics and cricket. She lives in the boarding house with her husband Alastair Couldrey, who is the head of Politics, and their whippet Cooky. Mrs Couldrey also teaches English and is very fond of a night in the theatre.

House Team

Mrs Couldrey is supported by the Deputy HM, Simon Bennie, teacher of English.

Our wise and wonderful Day Matron, whom we share with Elms, is Carol Battson, and the Resident Matron is Margaret Barnett. We are also blessed with a superb domestic team.