Who's Who in Cheshire

Cheryl Davis

Assistant Houseparent
Kate Wicks

Fern Parker

Cheryl Davis, Houseparent

I joined Stowe back in 2015 and had the pleasure of being Assistant Houseparent of Cheshire when the House opened in 2019. I am excited to be taking on Cheshire as Houseparent alongside my other roles as Assistant Director of Sport and Head of Swimming. I am a mother to three Old Stoics, so understand the importance of Stowe’s academic and pastoral provision and the role of a Houseparent in supporting and encouraging your children throughout the School. 

The girls in Cheshire are encouraged to make the most of their time at Stowe by immersing themselves in all aspects of School life. The School’s Change Maker vision is championed and there is a culture of continuous improvement as well as making Cheshire into a home from home. Day Pupils need as much pastoral care and support as boarders. Cheshire is a welcoming, supportive and successful house in which girls are nurtured and can flourish.

History of the House

Group Captain Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire VC, OM, DSO & Two Bars, DFC (7 September 1917 – 31 July 1992) was a highly decorated Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot during the Second World War and later philanthropist

He was the youngest Group Captain in the RAF and was selected as the only British Service observer of the atom bombing of Nagasaki which, naturally, had a profound effect on him. However it was as a result of being struck with tuberculosis and spending 18 months in hospital that prompted him to dedicate the rest of his life to improving the lives of those suffering from disability. He founded a hospice that grew into the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, and he became known for his work in conflict resolution; he was created Baron Cheshire in 1991 in recognition of his charitable work.