About the House
Watt House, one of two girls day houses, was opened in 1991. Located on Grange Road, it overlooks College Field. It is a wonderfully cosy house with a bright and welcoming common room, a popular music room, an upstairs quiet room, and kitchens where the girls can make hot drinks and light snacks.
House events: These events include the annual Children in Need cake sale, pizza nights, phone-free Wednesday coffee mornings with hot chocolate and cookies, and Advent calendar door-opening, to name just a few.
Alison Tutt studied PE, English and drama at St Lukes at the University of Exeter and teaches both English and PE at the College. She is a very keen sportswoman, having played at county level in five different sports. She is married to Julian and they have two children, Oliver and Tiggy, who are pupils at the College.
Every Watt House girl feels free to be who she wants to be and so develops her interests and talents accordingly. I aim to ensure that all the girls feel secure, happy and confident in the goals they set themselves, both in their academic and co-curricular pursuits.
In this I am assisted by a close-knit pastoral team, which includes a number of experienced house tutors, senior pupils and trained pupil peer listeners, who help to oversee the smooth running and pastoral care of the house. In addition, as the number of girls has grown and the footprint of the house has expanded to incorporate the next door building. A Deputy Housemistress is based in the Watt House Annexe to ensure we can continue giving the girls the best care possible.
We are a strong house with a tradition of getting the very best from each of the girls by giving them as much guidance as they need, and by providing them with the wherewithal to grab new opportunities in a supportive environment. Watt girls take a lead in all musical and dance events, debating and drama. Above all though, Watt House is an exceptionally welcoming and friendly house where older girls work well together to support and guide the younger girls; a place where time shared together makes for lifelong friendships.
I look forward to showing you around.