Girls stay in their mixed age houses until L6 and then move to the Upper Sixth house, Mulliner, in their final year. This allows the whole year group, of between 70 and 80 girls, to be together as they prepare for the transition from school to university. The organisation and management of the house is designed to introduce the girls to a more independent environment and way of life closer to that of an undergraduate in a hall of residence.
Mulliner is purpose-built and has the capacity for 85 girls providing individuals with their own study bedrooms. Mulliner enjoys lovely, south facing views, plenty of bathrooms, a kitchen, snug, drawing room and dining room - and a light, open plan, yet homely feel to its communal areas.
Guests are welcome and girls are able to take advantage of numerous social events, many of which are offered jointly with Sherborne School. These include informal suppers and formal dinners. Life in Mulliner brings both enjoyment and personal development, and girls gain great satisfaction in ‘working hard and playing hard’.
Housemistress - Miss Caitlin Howell Evans
Caitlin studied Zoology at Durham University, before going on to take her PGCE at Homerton College, Cambridge. She was a Housemistress and Assistant Dean of Higher Education at Jerudong International School, Brunei, before joining Sherborne Girls in September 2016. She teaches Biology and Environmental Systems and has coached netball and assisted with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. In addition, she enjoys travel and trekking having recently climbed two 5000m peaks in the Himalayas.
The purpose of Mulliner is to provide an environment which enables the girls to reach their academic potential, while providing a safe space in which they can find out who they are as an adult.
Other staff in Mulliner
Mrs Caroline Lloyd is the matron and helps organise the girls, while also providing a sympathetic ear and shoulder to cry on, if required! Mrs Val Davies is the assistant house mistress, who lives in Mulliner and has two girls who have either attended or worked at Sherborne Girls. She is viewed as 'mum' of the house. Mr Tom Fremlin is also a resident house tutor and Head of Adventure and Leadership. He is often at the heart of political debates or impromptu musical interludes.
For any queries relating to boarding house admissions, please email Admissions or call 01935 818224