Queen’s is a wonderful purpose-built boarding house that was opened in 2007 by Her Majesty the Queen.

Architecturally stunning, the box windows bring natural light flooding into every bedroom; all Sixth Formers have their own en-suite room and Juniors share. The communal spaces are airy and bright with modern kitchens - the House can even boast a lift. Queen’s is set right in the middle of school life, a stone’s throw from Chapel, academic areas, Music School and Roxburgh Theatre.

Queen’s is best known for its warmth and friendliness. Trust and respect are at its foundation, which helps to create a relaxed and welcoming environment in which the girls can grow and flourish. Living in Queen’s teaches the girls about the importance of community; being kind and compassionate and enjoying everything on offer. We aim to have the girls leave us confident and self-assured, able to follow their own dreams, ambitions and discover their full potential for life after Stowe. 

Queen’s enjoys huge success across academics, sporting and cultural pursuits and prides itself on House spirit. Each girl brings their character, passions and interests and as a House we celebrate a wide range of diverse achievements.

Please come and visit us in Queen’s, meet the House team and most importantly the girls who make Queen’s such a special place to learn and live.

Fiona James

Fiona began her career at Stowe in September 2013, teaching mathematics as well as coaching hockey and being involved in the CCF. Before joining Stowe she taught at Wellington College, Berkshire where she had been an Assistant Housemistress.

Fiona read Mechanical Engineering at The University of Nottingham before joining the British Army, serving all over the world as an Engineering Officer. She then moved into engineering consultancy within the oil and gas industry before finally turning to teaching.

Fiona is married to Andy and they have twin boys; Oliver and Finlay. She is an active person, who enjoys spending her time outdoors, playing sport and travelling.

(Third Former)

“Since I joined Queen’s in September, I have felt so at home and happy. Everyone has been so nice and helpful, especially the Prefects. Queen’s is such a warm and happy place and I am so pleased I chose this House”

Who's Who in Queen's

Fiona James

Anne Reading

Assistant Housemistress
Emma Ackroyd

Under Housemistress
Sophie Penrhyn-Lowe & Emma Wheatley

Reva Cope
Molly Jepsen
Emma Wheatley
Abigail Hutchins


From the Head of House

“I came to Queen’s having never previously boarded and in my four years here I have been so well supported by the incredible House team. Now in my final year, I work with the other House Prefects in creating and maintaining a caring and thriving atmosphere in a House we are all so proud to be a part of.” 

Emily Osborne