Scott House is named after one of the school’s former headmaster’s – Charles Russell Scott (1898-1979).
The House opened its doors in 1962 and was originally intended for the younger boys in the school (11-13). Girls were later permitted to attend Cranbrook and in 1973 Scott became the first girls’ boarding house.
Scott accommodates 47 girls and is set in its own grounds, a short walk from the school’s main buildings. The accommodation at Scott is all on one level which helps to integrate the girls. Year 9 sleep in two large dorms, Years 10 and 11 have double bed/studies, and in the Sixth Form the vast majority of students have single bed-study rooms. The House has a number of well-equipped communal areas, comprising a large common room, which is primarily where the juniors watch TV. There is also a junior kitchen which has full cooking facilities and has recently been refurbished.
The motto of Scott is “To provide a homely environment to enable all Scott girls to feel valued and supported in whatever they do”. To this end there are a number of regular social events which foster friendships and help build House spirit. These include the House Halloween Party, trips to the theatre, restaurant outings; House BBQs in the summer (including a leavers party), the Scott Ball in May, the House play in autumn, the annual House Shout singing festival, and the termly inter-House sporting competitions. Phew!
Housemistress – Mrs Kirstie Burnett