Boys and Girls : 13 - 18 : Boarding
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Samworths’ was the first girls’ 13-18 house at Uppingham and opened in September 2001. It was designed by Piers Gough (OU) who was also responsible for designing the Leonardo Centre. Both buildings enjoy light and open spaces.
60 girls live in the House, twelve in each year group, with a separate floor for the Sixth Form who have their own single bedsits. Fourth Formers share dormitories of four and studies of three; the Lower Fifth and Upper Fifth share bedsits for two. There are three common rooms and kitchenettes and the south facing back garden nestles in the house curves.
The Housemistress, Helen Johnstone, was educated at Convent of Our Lady of Providence in Hampshire and studied Spanish and French at Exeter before completing her PGCE at Cambridge University. She started teaching languages in Uppingham in 1995, was resident tutor in Fairfield for three years before becoming senior tutor of The Lodge. After six years as Head of Spanish she took over as Housemistress of Samworths’ in September 2006 where she lives with her husband Keven Johnstone, who is Director of Activities at the School and former Housemaster of Lorne House.
Helen coaches both boys' and girls' badminton and U15 girls' tennis. She is currently involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award scheme having spent 18 years as an officer in the army section of the CCF. She enjoys racket sports, skiing, hill walking, gardening and needlework.
* Mrs Maloney-Smith is the Senior and Resident Tutor
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