Welcome to Rubens
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.
In Rubens, 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. Living in a modern boarding House is a privilege, and the Rubens family are very proud of their House and frequently invite friends from different Houses over for pizza parties and dancing in the common room. Rubens is a kind, supportive and joy-filled House where every pupil feels part of a special sisterhood and their individual talents are recognised and nurtured by their peers and the staff looking after them.
Our House colour is a vibrant, eye-catching pink and this is the perfect colour to reflect our key values of kindness and generosity of spirit. Rubens pupils are quick to help one another whether that be with prep or a listening ear. The pupils act as big sisters to one another and they know that their adult family is always close at hand to help guide them too. Every pupil in Rubens is known, and we achieve this by talking to each pupil in the day and evenings and supplement these informal catch-ups with weekly activities and treat nights like ice cream parties or surprise Galentines nights.
Miss Hoyle and the Rubens House team