Sankey’s House is located on the western edge of the campus, with stunning views to the sea and up to the South Downs. Sankey’s is a day House for some 60 girls aged 13–18 years from as wide a field as Chichester, Horsham and Lewes.

Sankey’s is open from 7am to 9pm, enabling girls to take full advantage of the wealth of opportunities available in the extended Lancing day. Even from their first week at Lancing, the girls become part of a strong and collegiate group within and across the different year groups, eating together, working, socialising and actively participating and supporting each other. There is a rich diversity of talent in the House with keen and high performing sports, music and drama enthusiasts across the year groups. It is not uncommon for Sankey’s girls to have leading roles in the school plays and concerts. 

There is a single common room where the girls gather every day for morning roll call, this is also the venue for regular gatherings in House to celebrate birthdays, to have afternoon tea, to play and to discuss House matters. Outside, the House has a large garden, picnic tables and plenty of space to enjoy the Sankey's summer barbecues.

Former Sankey’s girls stay in touch after leaving, with over 70 former Sankey’s girls and friends gathering to celebrate the 10th Anniversary in October 2016.


Mrs Fern Britnell

Mrs Fern Britnell

Housemistress, Chemistry Teacher

Meet the House Staff

Group of Sankey's girls
  • Mrs Fern Britnell
    Housemistress, Chemistry Teacher
  • Mrs Helen Robinson
    Assistant Housemistress, House Tutor, Chemistry Teacher
  • Mrs Shell Mann
  • Ms Rachel Hopkinson
    House Tutor, Head of Science
  • Mrs M Brookes
    German Teacher
  • Mrs Laura Fryer
    House Tutor, Head of French
  • Mr Dominic Harman
    House Tutor, Head of English
  • Mrs Helen Harvey
    House Tutor, Teacher of Mathematics
  • Ms Becky Miller
    House Tutor, Teacher of Classics
  • Ms Katherine Townsend
    Teacher of Business & Economics