St Austin's

The first St Austin's boarding house opened in the 1880s as a lodging for mature students. From 1919 - 1933, St Austin's was located in a terrace of Victorian houses which went on to become West Wing on College's main teaching staff. The current St Austin's was opened in 1933 and underwent a year-long full refurbishment in 2015-16.

St Austin's boarding house at Cheltenham Ladies' College
About St Austin's
  • Houseparent: Mrs Laura Sibbit
  • 11-16 years old
  • 5 minute walk to College
  • Established in 1892

From the Houseparent

"I joined College in March 2019 and I live in St Austin's with my husband and our young daughter, Bonnie. Our dog, Bramble, is very much a part of the House and she loves nothing more than to say cheerio to the girls in the morning and welcome them on their return from College. At weekends, she can often be found sunbathing in my study or cosied up to one of the girls.

"Before joining CLC, I was a teacher, Housemistress, and DSL at Belhaven Hill in Scotland for nine years. I love living and working in a busy and vibrant boarding house - no day is ever the same! I can't think of a more rewarding job than being a part of the girls' holistic development.

"St Austin's is one of College's oldest boarding houses and has been in its present location since 1933. The House has a friendly and warm atmosphere and the girls are known for being fun-loving, energetic and caring."

Laura Sibbet, Houseparent, Glenlee

Mrs Laura Sibbit


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