Joyce Walters House

Mrs Visser
Mrs Visser
Miss Wright
Miss Wright
Mrs Eaton
Mrs Eaton

House Staff supporting the UV Form are led by Housemistress Mrs Ali Visser, ably assisted by Miss Sarah Wright (Deputy Housemistress) and Mrs Sue Eaton (Day Housemistress). Mrs Visser has many years’ experience as a Housemistress; she has a home attached to Joyce Walters which she shares with her husband and two sons. As well as being a Housemistress, Mrs Visser teaches History and Politics in the Fifth Form and above.  She has a BA from the University of Southampton, completed her PGCE in Leeds and has postgraduate qualifications in Boarding Practice and SpLD.

House Tutors from amongst the academic staff also come in during the evening. These are Mrs Sue Foreman, Mrs Sam Handy, Mrs Sally Hornby, Mr Andrew Morris, Mrs Alison Villalobos Ruiz, Mr Matthew Rose and Mrs Sarah Wilkinson. The system of House Tutors works well, giving students an opportunity to meet with teaching staff in a more informal environment.

Communication between parents and House Staff is paramount. Mrs Visser will be delighted to speak with you and can be reached either by telephone on 01249 857280 or by mobile phone on 07980 978252. Her e-mail address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. E-mails are checked on a regular basis.


The House is named after Mrs Walters who was Headmistress of St Mary’s from 1972 until 1985, which was when the House opened. It is nestled among the other senior Houses of the school with stunning gardens and fabulous trees surrounding it. There is also a private courtyard garden for the girls to enjoy.

The girls in UV Form are encouraged to be independent and therefore have their own washing facilities and fully equipped kitchen.