Chetwynd is a warm community that welcomes everyone and treats everyone with respect. It is a House that values kindness and support for each other, before anything else. You will find that, in Chetwynd, there is a great variety of abilities among pupils, ranging from academics, sports and art. Everyone’s individuality and contributions are cherished and there is a strong unity among pupils, regardless of the year group. The Housemistress is a great mentor, who leads by example. Chetwynd is a happy place and it has become a true home away from home.
Year 12 pupil
The name of the original building Chetwynd Hall commemorates a generous bequest to the School from the sale of Chetwynd Park in Shropshire, the former home of Lt. Col. John George Burton Burrough (S1909). The original Chetwynd Hall was opened in September 1999 by Rachel Portman (P78).
Originally built to house sixth form girls as a Hostel, Chetwynd Hall (as was) became Chetwynd House in September 2019, when the School introduced separate boys' and girls' Houses. This was achieved by converting existing buildings into three new girls' Houses. Two girls' Houses – Chetwynd and Sutton – were established within the existing, large Chetwynd Hall building. Fletcherites, previously the Sixth Form House, also become a girls' House.
Conveniently located next to the QSC (Queens Sports Centre), to the new netball courts and the astro-pitches, Chetwynd House enjoys a quiet location to the north west of the campus. The beautiful views, the tranquility and the convenience for central dining, mean that there is a space for the girls to have some peace away from the busy centre of the School.