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



  • Shutting start: Genevieve
  • Crawford-Parrot trophy: Merriman Swimming House relay Senior team
  • Chiquitina: Maddie L4
  • 'The Yes Izzy Cocke Award': Georgina L4
  • Pilkington-Abike: Eleanor U4
  • Jo Woton: House spirit Emily, U3
  • Unicorn: Holly and Sarah in L4
  • The  Gilchrist cup: Annabelle and Katie U6
  • Mrs Gane prize: Izumi U6
  • Mrs Wilson prize: Poppy and Georgina, L4
  • Senior House colours:
  • Isabel L6
  • Emilie L6
  • Lara U5
  • Jessica U5
  • Aya U5
  • Annabel U5
  • Mimi U5
  • Alexa U5
  • Middle school colours:
  • Carys L4
  • Emily U3
  • Georgina L4
  • Poppy L4
  • Lottie L4
  • Mimi L4
  • Daniella L4
  • Emi U4
  • Emilia U4
  • Eleanor U4
  • Alice U4
  • Merits :
  • Hannah L5
  • Annabelle L4
  • Jessica U3


  • Merit Awards:
  • Fifth form: Mimi L5
  • Fourth form: Sophie L4
  • U3: Jess U3
  • Pilkington-Abike: Daniella L4, Elizabeth, L6
  • Little angel: Holly L4 and , Geneviebe  L4!!
  • Crawford-Parrot trophy: Ellie L5, Hannah L5 and  Lottie L4
  • Chiquitina: Emily, U6
  • 'The Yes Izzy Cocke Award': Daniella, L4
  • Jo Wooton: House spirit: Miri U5
  • Work cup: Holly L4


  • Merit awards:
  • Fifth form: Mo, L5
  • Fourth form: Poppy
  • U3: Cary
  • Crawford-Parrot trophy: A senior lacrosse player
  • Chiquitina: Mo, L5  
  • 'The Yes Izzy Cocke Award': Esther, L5
  • Pilkington-Abike: Miri U5 and Alexa U5
  • Jo Wooton House spirit : Isobel  L6
  • Gilchrist prize: Katie, L6
  • Little Angel: Sophie and Ella, L4 
  • Merry mug: Lottie L4
  • Shooting start as a new person: Cary U3 followed very closely by Rowen U3
  • Work Cup: Isabella (U5) and Maddie (U3)
  • Golden Girdle: Lara U5 
  • Merit Girdle: Emilia (U4)