Beale is one of College’s two newest sixth form houses and is built in the garden of Sidney Lodge. Built originally in 1984 -5, Beale has enjoyed a complete refurbishment over the past two years and is now resplendent in cerise and duck egg blue! Its name recalls College’s most famous Principal, Dorothea Beale, whilst our sister house is Cambray in memory of the original Cambray House, where College first opened in 1854. The two houses form a single quadrangle and are unique in that they are built into the ground, making them almost inconspicuous from the road. Each house has accommodation for 59 girls in single rooms and has been purpose built to provide girls with university style housing.
Girls are looked after by the Housemistress, 2 full time (live-in) and 3 part time house staff as well as a team of excellent cleaning and catering staff and we pride ourselves on being a very friendly, positive and caring community with a work hard, play hard motto - our Christmas Parties are legendary.
My name is Mrs Felicity Storey and I was Second in Geography at CLC before becoming Housemistress of Beale. I still teach Geography and Environmental Systems and Societies at GCSE, A-level and IB. Boarding and living in a community have long been a way of life for me: I was a boarder at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester from the ages of 10 to 18, before completing a Geography degree at Oxford and a PGCE and MEd at Cambridge. My husband also went to Chetham's and Oxford, and now works for the Ministry of Defence in London. We have a golden retriever called Elsa, but the top dog is really our old and rather bossy cat, Perseus.