Senior Girls' Boarding House - Wilberforce House
Wilberforce House is named after an Oxford Bishop who worked closely with the school’s founder, Philip Egerton, in the 1860s.
Whilst it is now a girls house, when it opened 100 years ago it housed only boys. It moved to its current building in the 1960s, and is centrally located and overlooks Jubilee Court.
Wilberforce is a home from home for its 60 female residents who arrive in the Third Form or Lower Sixth. Third Form girls share two dormitory bedrooms and some double rooms. Fourth Formers either share a double room or are in a room of four. Most Fifth Formers have a shared study bedroom and, by Upper Sixth, the girls have single study bedrooms. The room allocations are decided each term, ensuring everyone experiences different types of rooms, and has different roommates each academic year.
This year, Wilberforce House Captain is Tabby C.
House contact details
Housemistress - 01295 724312
Matron/Duty Line - 01295 724359
You can follow Wilberforce House on Twitter: @BloxWilberforce
Sarah Lafford joined as Wilberforce Housemistress in September 2020. She joined us Wycombe Abbey where she was the Head of Junior House. Sarah has two Italian greyhounds and is a keen equestrian.
Lisa Manning has been at Bloxham School since 2012 and has been a Lower School tutor for two years. She is the Head of Netball and loves all things sports. Ms. Manning is also a keen photographer and a part of the Chapel Choir. She is also a huge fan of Star Wars.
Wilberforce Tutor Team
On joining Bloxham, each student is assigned a tutor. Tutors mentor and guide their tutees, monitoring and supporting their academic, spiritual, social, and physical development. They are in regular touch with a student’s home, to share with parents and guardians how the student is developing, passing on information and sharing ideas about how each individual can be helped to mature and grow.
Miss Sarah Lafford
Call 01295 724312
Ms Lisa Manning
Call 01295 724359
Dr Claire Evans
Head of Careers & UCAS, Geography teacher.
Ms Sara Swann
Mrs Rachel Lehmann
Ms Catherine Rumsey
Head of EAL, Netball and Tennis coach.
Miss Laura Smith
Head of Hockey.