Priory House

 King's Bruton Priory Prefects

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



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Housemistress: Mrs Emily Simper

I was appointed Priory Housemistress and teacher of History in 2012.  Originating from Ireland, I read History at the University of St Andrews and gained my PGCE from the University of York.  I had 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 and we have a son Luke who was born in July 2014.  





 Resident Tutor:  Miss Hannah Williams


Hello, I am Hannah Williams the Resident Tutor in Priory House. I will be Acting Housemistress until October half term whilst Emily Simper is on maternity leave. I grew up in Cheltenham and I studied at UWIC University in Cardiff berfore moving to Bruton in 2012. I love sport, keeping fit, and playing netball is one of my biggest hobbies. I have worked at King's and lived in Priory for the past two years and I thoroughly enjoy working here and being part of the King's family. In addition to my role in the boarding house I also teach PE and I am Head of Netball. I hope that you will enjoy being part of King's as much as I do!

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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!



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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 19, 22 and 24.