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Kensington House


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Kensington House was opened in May 2000 by the Earl of Wessex. It is “home” to 92 girls aged 11-18. The girls arrive in the morning to prepare themselves for their day, relax during breaks and can stay to do their prep. As a House, we participate in Inter-House activities and competitions which are always fiercely fought across the school. Last year we won the Bunbury Cup for the highest number of diary stamps. 

Kensington girls are involved in all aspects of Gordon’s life: sport, drama, art and music, just to name a few. They enjoy a variety of social activities including Christmas parties, Easter Egg Hunts and Summer parties. There are regular cake sales which are always popular when raising money for charity or Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award expeditions.

Within the House, there are a range of games, DVDs and sports equipment to help the girls relax. The Sixth Formers have shared study rooms equipped with computers for private study, and prep for the rest of the House takes place in a classroom, also equipped with computers.

We pride ourselves on being a friendly House where the girls are very supportive of each other. We have Peer Mentors and older girls with responsibilities for looking after the younger girls and, of course, approachable House Tutors.

Congratulations to two Kensington girls, Zara van Zyl for her first solo flight at Air First, Blackbushe Airport, on Sunday 4th December and to Darcy Watson who not only won her class at the recent Woking Music Festival but has also won ‘The Most Promising Young Actor Award’ for 2016. We are very proud of Zara and Darcy, who are thoroughly representing the talent in Kensington.

 Head of House Contact Details:

Head of House: Ms Kate Connery
Office Phone:  01276 859710
Mobile: 07825 012852
Address:  Kensington House, Gordon's School, West End, Woking, Surrey GU24 9PT

 House Staff:

Deputy Head of House : Miss M Cottam
House Tutor: Mrs C Sims, Miss M Cottam, Mrs V Genetay
Associate House Tutors: Miss K Klavenes, Miss K Armstrong
House Assistants: Mrs J Hollingdale, Mrs J Jordan
House Keeper: Mrs V Digby


 student Positions of Responsibility:

Head of House:  Holly McMullen

Student Governer: Lucia Coppola
House Captain: Grace keyes
House Sergeant: Alyssa Kotecha
Right-hand Marker: Eliza Waite
Drill Sergeant: Aimee Holland, Harriet Duffin, Kishaana Vijaykumar

Inter-House Captain: Holly McMullen
Senior House Prefects: Eve Clifford, Alyssa Kotecha, Holly McMullen, Caitlin Davidson, Nicola Berrett, Louise Enser
Junior Prefects: Tilly Phillips, Darcy Robinson, Ann Robinson, Evie Kircher

Anti-bullying Ambassadors:
Year 8:
Jemima Robinson
Year 9: Elizabeth Bailey
Year 10: Daisy Richardson