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As a member of Dronfield, you will quickly become part of a hardworking, friendly community of up to 40 girls. Dronfield girls find living together great fun.

It's a large boarding house, by St Peter's standards, which means that there is a good chance at Dronfield you will easily find someone to share your interests or accompany you on a trip into town on Wednesday or Saturday afternoons or on Sundays.

The house has lots and lots of cosy rooms to chat, study, watch TV or practice can always find a corner to yourself in Dronfield, but equally, you can always find company when you want it.

Most girls have a bedroom on the first floor, with Third and Fourth Formers sharing a room between three. Lower Sixth Formers are paired, with the Upper Sixth girls having a room of their own.

Dronfield opened as a boarding house in 1964 and became a girls' boarding house in 1987.

You can read a review of life in the house for the academic year 2017-8 here.

Situated across the road from the main St Peter's campus, the team at Dronfield are:

House parents: Jon and Lucy Whitehouse

Some of the girls at Dronfield recently undertook our "How Well Do You Know your Housemates" quiz.