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 Clarence House Team

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.

Anna-Juliette joined Wycombe Abbey in January 2024, having joined us from Uppingham School where she was also a Deputy Housemistress, Head of Academic Scholars and teacher of Modern Languages. After working in Seville during her gap year, she read Arabic and Spanish at the University of Cambridge, living and working in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Amman during her year abroad. Upon leaving university, Anna-Juliette worked for a political think tank and a consultancy prior to moving into education and completing her PGCE.

Anna-Juliette is French and Italian, and as is probably not a surprise, loves all things food, wine and culture. In her spare time, she is often cooking, travelling or walking her dog Pearl with partner Kieran.

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