Welcome to Priory House. We are located on the High Street of Bruton and boast to be one of the oldest houses in the town. The girls range from 13-18 years and are a real mix of musicians, budding actresses and future sport stars.
Priory House is run by Mrs Emily Simper, a team of tutors, matrons and not forgetting the U6 Prefects who help in the daily running of the House.
Priory is a very sociable and friendly house. Someone is always available for a chat or moral support when needed, making Priory feel more of a home than a boarding house.
For more information and pictures of what is happening in Priory House please go to our Blog http://prioryhouse.dreamwidth.org/
Housemistress: Mrs Emily Simper
I was appointed Priory Housemistress and a teacher of History earlier this year. Originating from Ireland, I read History at the University of St Andrews and gained my PGCE from the University of York. I have previously worked for seven years at Oakham School in Rutland as a Teacher of History, Assistant Housemistress and Head of Fourth Form Tutors. I am married to Oliver, who is Head of Geography at Downside School. I also teach Careers and my interests include tennis, running, swimming, public speaking and travelling.
Resident Tutor: Miss Hannah Williams
I am the Priory resident tutor and work within the PE department at the school. My specialised sport is netball, and I am looking forward to coaching all of the girls throughout the upcoming year. I graduated from UWIC University in 2011 where I studied Sport and Exercise Science. I have a passion for all things sport and fitness and I am also a qualified personal trainer.
Matron: Mrs Jane Trevaskis
I have worked at King's for three years as a Matron. I work in Priory every weekday so do come along to the Tutors’ office if you have any problems or just want a chat. Outside of school I am a Mum of three and enjoy fishing and photography but not at the same time!
Mrs Emma Thwaites:
I am Emma Thwaites and I have worked as a Matron for over five years ….. you will also find me in the Library and Reception. I work in Priory on Week B Saturdays and every Sunday so please come and see me. Before I worked at King's, I trained as a Primary School Teacher. I also have three girls aged 18, 21 and 23.