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Boarding School Housemistress

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jencr Wed 17-Jun-15 10:02:57


I have been offered a position as a graduate housemistress at a girls boarding school! Wondered if there were any housemistresses/matrons out there who could tell me some more about their experiences?

It is a live in post, so accommodation is provided at the school, one of my biggest questions is if I am ever off duty during term time any ideas if I will be able to leave the school (go meet a friend for the evening etc)

I know I can find out more via the school...but I'm impatient and excited!

CharlesRyder Wed 17-Jun-15 18:09:45

You won't be on duty every night. It will be all consuming during term time though.

There are lots of good aspects to living in I have a full set of school crockery many years later - enjoy!

PotteringAlong Wed 17-Jun-15 18:11:28

I did it when I was younger; I loved it! I had one day / night off a week, 1 weekend a half term and afternoons off.

MiaowTheCat Wed 17-Jun-15 20:41:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GrinAndTonic Wed 17-Jun-15 20:47:32

I did it for a few years. It suited me at the time as I had lots of holidays yo travel.
However, you do lose your sense of privacy. Don't expect to have a social life at night. There is time to see friends for coffee during the day (unless you work for a school in North Yorkshire that expected you to be on duty 16 hours a day) and do your shopping etc.
On your days off you can do whatever you want but you usually still have to follow house rules so no men inside the house etc

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