South was the first girls’ house which opened in 1999 and is home to 120 boarders and day girls. Housed on three floors in the Connaught Block, it is at the heart of the School which allows the girls to easily immerse themselves into life at Cranleigh. However, the girls would tell you that the main benefit is the ability to stay dry when going for meals!

Matron’s room at the heart of the House is a sanctuary for girls and they can regularly be found putting the world to rights with a drink and a bite to eat. South girls work incredibly hard but are great fun. You are assured of a warm welcome with us.

— Housemistress: Mrs Bex Barker

Mrs Barker is Housemistress of South and a part-time teacher of Biology. Former posts have included Head of Department in Bristol and Kenya as well as a Housemistress in a girls’ boarding house. Prior to Cranleigh she spent four years working in Kenya with her husband and two children.

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