Welcome to Clarence

For many girls, Clarence is a highlight of their time at Wycombe Abbey. Life here is very different from the rest of the Boarding Houses in the School. There is much greater freedom and independence but of course much greater responsibility and personal accountability. For the first time since Junior House (or for the first time ever, if you joined us later), the whole year group lives together in the same House. There is a real sense of community and shared experience here.

Pupils live in groups of between nine and 12, in houses with single-study bedrooms and their own central kitchen. This is excellent preparation for the next stage of their lives, especially for living in halls at university – and beyond!

The opportunities in Clarence are vast. As well as excellent A level results, we hope pupils will take away important life skills, including how to lead a healthy lifestyle, how to ensure a work-life balance, a responsibility for their own learning and organisation, and a host of new personal interests and qualities.

Clarence girls are expected to set the tone for the rest of the School. We expect them to rise to the challenge and set an example for the younger girls to follow.

Mrs Sparks and the Clarence House team

Meet the Housemistress

Rebecca joined Wycombe Abbey as Housemistress of Clarence and Teacher of Music in 2022. She read Music and completed her PGCE at the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining Wycombe Abbey, Rebecca was previously a Housemistress at King’s Ely and has worked in boarding and pastoral care since graduating from university.

Rebecca lives in Clarence with her husband Ian, daughter Evie and son Freddie, along with their two cats Frankie and Benny. In her spare time she enjoys baking, watching a good film, a trip to the theatre, going for a run and loves to travel.

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