In Dennett House, a strong work ethic and commitment to academic success is combined with a fun, creative and stimulating environment. Boarders enjoy a wide range of activities, excursions, social events and voluntary work. We promote the all-round personal development of our girls and encourage them in their ambitions for the future.
Our staff know the specific challenges that arise during these important examination years and are on hand to provide support and guidance. Girls are given an excellent preparation for university, chosen careers and the changing world.
Today’s Dennett girls are tomorrow’s leaders. Our aim is for our girls to leave Dennett ready to face the world as strong, confident individuals, with a lively sense of team spirit. Friendships are founded on happy memories of shared experiences, in these important transitional years into adulthood.
Mrs K Baird, Head of Dennett House
Mrs Baird, Acting Head of Dennett House
With a background in business, Mrs Baird has a long association with New Hall, first through her sons William and Henry, both former New Hall Head Boys. Mrs Baird currently works on the boarding team in Hawley House, where she has developed a broad range of activities for the boarders. Mrs Baird is a big lover of theatre and cinema and is looking forward to taking the Dennett girls to the West End.
Miss Breeze, Assistant Head of Boarding – Dennett & Teacher of Art
Miss Breeze is a Loughborough University graduate with an honours degree in Fine Art and a former New Hall School boarder. She is dedicated to the welfare of her students and loves to foster their creativity. In addition to her personal art practice, she loves to bake, read romantic novels and travel, especially to the southern region of Morocco where she spent a great deal of her childhood.
Miss Krilic, Assistant Head of Boarding – Dennett & Communications Officer
Miss Lesterpearson, Chaplaincy & Boarding Assistant
After studying Biomedical Sciences at Durham University, Miss Lesterpearson spent a year in the Philippines volunteering and working at a local school. She spent the last few years working in hospitals/care settings looking after the sick. She enjoys hill walking, being outdoors, embroidery and being in the Scottish Highlands (where she lived for a year). She is looking forward to the pastoral aspects of her role and contributing to the chaplaincy life of the School.
Full BoardingFull Boarding
Full Boarding at New Hall
- Full Boarders live at School throughout the term, usually only going home at Half Term and during school holidays
- During Optional Exeat Weekends, Full Boarders have the choice to stay in their boarding house or to make arrangements to stay with family, friends or guardians
- Full Boarders have unrivalled access to the School’s facilities, seven days a week throughout term time
- Full Boarders are able to participate in weekend trips and activities organised by their Heads of Boarding
- The structure and routine of Full Boarding at New Hall means students settle very quickly to School life and as a result are well-placed to fulfil their potential across curricular and co-curricular endeavours
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Flexible Boarding at New Hall
- Flexible boarding is available in Years 3-13
- Flexible boarding is ideally suited for those who live locally or more widely within the Eastern region
- Students can choose to board for 1-6 nights per week (a regular weekly commitment is required for one term at a time)
- Flexible boarding allows students with a longer commute the opportunity to stay at school on the evenings when they have their main co-curricular commitments, which otherwise would have meant a very late return home and difficulties in managing homework deadlines for the following day
- Flexible boarding can be a perfect introduction to boarding for our younger students
- Some Flexible Boarders return to their House on Sunday evening, although for some a Monday morning return is more convenient
- Flexible Boarders are freed from the daily commute, which for some day students can be up to 2 hours or more
- During the time saved, Flexible Boarders can wake-up later in the morning, enjoy co-curricular activities after school, complete all of their homework and still have time for relaxation and downtime with their friends!
- Flexible Boarders may depart for home on a Friday evening or on Saturday following any co-curricular pursuits in which they may be involved, such as dance classes or sports fixtures