Welcome to Butler
Butler is one of four Outhouses lining Marlow Hill. Barry and Butler are joined together so you can move between the two Houses very easily. The Victorian buildings have huge character with a central staircase in the entrance, communal living and workspace on the ground floor with all bedrooms and bathrooms are upstairs. The Outhouses tend to act as sister Houses, supporting one another, but it can get competitive at inter-House competitions! They are each only a short walk from the main School but far enough away to feel that you have some space from your classrooms.
Butler has around 50 pupils; from age 12 to 17. The youngest four year groups have year group studies and share dorms, and the oldest pupils have study bedrooms and their own sitting room.
Our House colour is orange, and you’d be surprised how well the coloured House ties and House Games tops stand out. We enjoy decking ourselves out in orange for House events, are always brightly dressed and famed for our House spirit! Butler’s motto is ‘Be Kind, Have courage’. We are a caring community where time can be spent with friends, hot chocolates are freely available and the smell of pre-bedtime popcorn wafts through the House.
Each girl entering the House has a House Mother, and so joins a House Family. The House Families often have time together on a Monday evening to talk about and share experiences. Tuesday is Toastie Night, Wednesday and Thursday are usually set aside for baking, board games or crafts, like knitting. Our Resident Tutor arranges something fun for our ‘Fun Friday’ events and Saturday evening is movie night. Each night there are opportunities to spend time with staff, friends and pupils in other year groups, ensuring that the Butler spirit is shared and encouraged in all our pupils.
With best wishes
Miss Lowther and the Butler House team