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Welcome to  Merriman House!

Welcome to Merriman House - one of the most exciting houses at St Catherine’s! Merriman House was named after Dr Merriman who was Headmaster of Cranleigh School, and one of the founders of St Catherine’s.

We are a very friendly House and our House colour is PURPLE! We encourage everyone in our community to participate in House Activities of which we have a diverse and varied range. If you enjoy music, sport, acting or painting you will have a chance to shine throughout the year. You do not have to have experience: we just ask for 100% commitment and 100% enthusiasm. We are a very professional house and we strive to be the best. Enthusiasm has been markedly high over the years and if there was a Cheering Cup, Merriman would come first every time!

We are famous at St Catherine’s for running the Merriman House Christmas Fair. This gives a great opportunity for the Merriman girls to entertain the rest of the School, while raising money for a variety of children’s charities. Another popular event amongst the Merriman girls is the House Drama Competition in which everyone has the chance to get involved, whether onstage and backstage.

I am looking forward to having the opportunity to see you all grow, develop and flourish through the years you will be with us at St Catherine’s. In order to help and support you in the House, we have a first class team of tutors, House Captains, Sixth Form Prefects and, of course, myself.


  Mrs Rosa McQuade
  Housemistress