Welcome to Pitt
Previously situated in the Main Abbey building, two new purpose-built Houses, Pitt and Rubens, were officially opened in September 2017 having been built on the site of our old swimming pool. A little further up Marlow Hill than the Outhouses (Airlie, Campbell, Barry, Butler) and overlooking a paddock, the two Houses are joined together and pupils can go freely between each.
These are impressive, light, modern and airy buildings providing en-suite bathrooms for all and under-floor heating. We have around 60 pupils from ages 12 to 17 with plenty of communal work and living spaces on the ground floor including music practice rooms, a kitchen and drawing room. LIV–LV share bedrooms on the first floor, UV bedrooms are on the second and at the top are the LVI single study bedrooms. The UV and LVI each have a common room area to relax with their year group so they feel a little more grown-up. Staff accommodation is located on each floor so you can easily call on someone during the day or night when you need.
My name is Miss Allen and I have been Housemistress of Pitt for six years. Pitt House took its name from William Pitt, Britain’s youngest Prime Minister. He was a guest of the first Lord Carrington at Wycombe Abbey, and to recognise the visit, part of the Abbey was named after him, later becoming the original boarding House. Our colour is yellow; naturally bright, a sign of spring and new life, something which every pupil undertakes when starting their Wycombe Abbey journey.
Pitt is a close community where you will thrive: everyone is respected as an individual. Some of you will move up from Junior House to join us in LIV, whilst others will come at UIV/LV/LVI from different schools. Whatever your situation though, it won’t be long before you feel at home in Pitt. You will soon know pupils across all the year groups from living in mixed-age dorms who you can say hello to as you go about your days in School. This is strengthened through having a House Mother and Tutor Group Buddy to answer all your day-to-day questions.
Many House events are arranged both on and off-site whether this be baking in the evenings, a quiz session or going out to the theatre, these social opportunities will mean that you can chat to pupils across the year groups, creating a strong family atmosphere around the House.
With best wishes
Miss Allen and the Pitt House team