Holland's House

Holland's House

Holland’s House is the fifth girls’ house, opening in September 2017 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of girls at Clifton College. In our first year we welcome those of you who are completely new to Clifton College and also those who have transferred from other houses. The Holland’s House team are excited to open the doors and, together with the girls, make this first year truly memorable.  Holland's House has been named in honour of Louisal Percival, whose maiden name was Holland. In the 1870's a co-educational school was unthinkable, but there was growing pressure for female education. John Percival, the founder of Clifton College, and his wife Louisa, were strong advocates and, in 1869, they opened the Bristol branch of the Association for the Promotion of the Higher Education of Women. Holland's House, fittingly the first College House to be named after a woman, will honour Louisa's forward thinking contributions to female education.