Priory House

 King's Bruton Proiry 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



Mr and Mrs Simper, Priory Housemistress, King's Bruton



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.

 King's Bruton Matron Priory House





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 18, 21 and 23.