Welcome to Austen House named after Jane Austen, the very influential and successful writer of the 19th Century at a time when men dominated all areas of influence. Her novels have left a legacy for all aspirational young women.
“Pictures of perfection make me sick and wicked” – Jane Austen
Who was Jane Austen?
Jane Austen was a 19th Century English novelist who challenged social perceptions about British landed gentry and wrote many novels, including “Pride and Prejudice”.
Head of House: Miss Grossman
“I am so proud to be Head of House Austen! I trust that each and every member of my team (both pupils and staff) will lead us to victory with all their help and support.
In House Austen we value friendship, enthusiasm and teamwork. We carry ourselves with dignity and respect for other Houses. Above all, we believe it is the taking part that counts. Unless we win. Then it’s all about winning.”
House Captain: Nicole Edwards
“Jane Austen was a determined and courageous woman that had the ability to change social perceptions. I am proud that, as a house, we have the chance to represent Jane Austen and therefore continue her legacy throughout Bishop’s to inspire and prove to the girls that they can all achieve their aspirations. I am honoured to be the Austen House Captain and I am looking forward to participating, supporting and engaging with all of my fellow students in House competitions throughout the year.”