Handford is Lancing’s largest girls’ House and features a wonderful recent £2m extension, providing an exciting and modern home for girls aged 13 to 18 years.
The Handford staff and pupils are accomplished at welcoming new girls, ensuring that they settle in quickly, make friends and acclimatise to their new home. Girls happily recount their stories of being part of something new and creating a whole community from the beginning.
The focus of the House is the wonderful common room with comfortable settees and plenty of space to relax. A large central table has many uses, acting as a shared study space and a communal eating area. Outside, the House boasts a lovely sunny patio with views over the South Downs.
Weekends in Handford are always fun; this is a time when the girls gather to celebrate birthdays, festivals for international pupils and even host a Eurovision party. There is always plenty to do whether it is House gatherings, seeing friends, extra study or playing sports. Everyone in the House is encouraged to get involved in co-curricular activities, as this is an ideal opportunity to try new things and to develop and hone individual and team skills. The girls regularly do well in inter-House events.
Housemistress, English Teacher