Clarence

At Wycombe girls experience a real transition when they move at the end of their LVI year into Clarence, the UVI House. Here each girl has her own study bedroom and shares living facilities with a small group of nine or ten other girls within one of Clarence's nine ‘houses'. Responsible for some of their own catering and laundry, they emerge at the end of the year having learnt how to juggle study, recreation and domestic arrangements before setting off for university or exciting Gap year adventures.

 

Study Bedroom
Study Bedroom
Instead of Housemistresses, the girls now have the support and guidance of the Clarence Senior Academic Tutors, Miss Wallace and Miss Aherne. Though easily accessible and available for consultation, the CSATs (as they are more commonly known) allow the girls to run their own lives without constant supervision. As they progress through the year they enjoy increasing independence.

Clarence Kitchen
Clarence Kitchen
Clarence is divided into two tutorial groups and each group has its own CSAT who, in close consultation with the Head of VI Form and VI Form Tutors, oversees their tutees' work, commitments in and out of School and social activities. The CSAT is responsible for their tutor group's pastoral care and is the first port of call for girls and their parents.

Miss Fox, Head of VI Form, has responsibility for overseeing the Upper Sixth year. She works in close liaison with Miss Boswell, Director of Higher Education, who oversees the completion of girls' university applications. Miss Fox maintains an overview of each girl's academic progress, liaising with staff and parents, and is available to advise both girls and their parents.

Clarence Conservatory
Clarence Conservatory
Mrs Gough, Clarence Administrative Manager, has responsibility for the domestic arrangements within Clarence. She is responsible for girls during the day when they are in the House, providing pastoral care, as well as administrative support to the CSATs and Head of VI Form.

Mrs Jones is the Clarence Residential House Tutor; she is on-duty in certain evenings and weekends to support the CSAT on duty. She provides another source of pastoral support for the girls and participates in whole-House events.

Clarence has two joint Heads of House, called Chairmen, who are the House's official student representatives, each for half the academic year. They relay information to the rest of the year and collect information from students as requested by staff including the Headmistress.

Clarence Garden
Clarence Garden
Their day-to-day duties are not arduous but their leadership qualities are essential for the smooth running of the House. They organise the House Chapel Services in the Autumn and Spring terms, and all two Chairmen work towards organising the important Leavers' events in the Summer term. House Representatives organise kitchen rotas and food orders within their individual houses.

For more information about our VI Form please visit our VI Form website at www.viform.wycombeabbey.com.