Crossways House is named after its original location in the main school building, once home to Horatio Bottomley, the infamous Edwardian MP and founder of the Financial Times.
In the spring of 2012 Crossways House moved into its new, multi-million pound bespoke facility next to Stud House. The new accommodation at Crossways is a stunning achievement, bright, airy and modern, designed by the girls for the girls.
Crossways is and has always been a house for young women from every walk of life. We are a very outward-looking, global community at Crossways and we pride ourselves on our closeness, warmth and collegiality.
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Whether you are a sportswoman competing for national honours, an academic scholar excelling in the classroom or a talented artisan working away in your studio, Crossways is a closely-knit family, a warm home and a genuinely happy place to be.
Through our House Charity work and our efforts in the local community, the young women of Crossways are shining examples of what Bede's represents.
As you can see from the articles on this page, there is a lot that the girls are doing, and with the help and support of our wonderful house staff we like to think that there's no limit to what they might accomplish in the future.
Crossways House News
2 July 2019
First Year, Fifth Form, Bloomsbury House, Camberlot House, Charleston House, Crossways House, Deis House, Dorms House, Dorter House, Knights House
Hundreds of First Year and Lower Fifth pupils volunteered for a range of local charities for our Make a Difference Day.
12 December 2018
Earlier this term, pupils from Crossways House donned their dancing shoes and raised £5,000 for the ME Association.
19 October 2018
Marie Boyer, Lower Sixth, reports on this year's House Music Competition, which saw fantastic performances from all groups.
Since coming here I have developed a real passion for essay writing and badly want to study English at University.Laura Adebisi, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2013
An important part of Bede's is that it doesn't pick people because of grades. It chooses you because of who you are.Rosie Stephenson, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2013
It's strange when I think back. It sounds really cheesy, but I don't know how else to say it - I found myself here.Helen Clements, Lower Sixth Interviewed in 2012
Crossways House staff
“I love History and want to inspire a new generation of Historians. It is extremely rewarding to see a pupil’s passion develop over the time that they are with us.”
Katy O'Hara, Crossways Housemistress and Teacher of History and Politics
“I think learning new languages and about different cultures is amongst the most important things a person can do.”
Eli Lopez, Teacher of Spanish and Crossways House Tutor
“It is easy to underestimate the power of a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring - all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
Sally Allcorn, Crossways House Matron
“For me, teaching is about opening up a child’s imagination, desire to succeed and developing their ambition to achieve beyond what they expect. ”
Anthony Hammond, Head of Ceramics, Teacher of Art and Crossways House Tutor
“Each day I try to inspire and motivate students to achieve their potential. What more could a person ask for in a job?”
Barry Jackson, Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Teacher of Economics and Business Studies and Crossways House Tutor
“If I manage to impart values to my students, over and above obvious linguistic skills, then I may call myself a successful teacher.”
Henrik Rohmer, Teacher of German and Dorter House Tutor
“I work to try and help young people to develop a passion for learning because if they do then they will never cease to grow.”
Lynda Sparkes, Teacher of Learning Enhancement and Crossways House Tutor
“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. Arf!”
Poppy The Dog, House Mascot and Troublemaker