Fawley House

Meet the House Parent- Jessica Briggs

Jessica Briggs came to Dean Close from a positon as Housemistress of a large boarding house at Cheltenham Ladies College. Previously, Jessica was Head of Year and Second in Charge of English at Streatham and Clapham High School (GDST) and spent the early part of her teaching career working at boarding schools in the South West.

Her husband, Tom, is a trained primary school teacher and used to work at Airthrie Prep School in Cheltenham before dedicating all of his time to their two young children: Matilda (Tilly) and Florence (Florrie).

Jessica and her family enjoy holidaying in Cornwall, kayaking, swimming and walking the Cornish coast.

House Parent: Mrs Jessica Briggs
T 01242 267411
E: jhbriggs@deanclose.org.uk

House motto: Alis Volat Propiis (She flies with her own wings)



Meet the Head of House - Flo Duckworth

Situated across the field, Fawley is the furthest house from school. Although it’s quite a trek, the walk creates a sense of coming home at the end of a school day. This feeling is emphasized by the fact that most of the girls within the house act like a family, with inter-year relationships obvious wherever you look. We strive to make sure that everyone joins in: it might be very vocally showing support within house events like tug-of-war or simply watching a movie together in the common room. Fawley girls are determined and live by the house motto, “she flies with her own wings”, resulting in a clear show of independence from our girls, whether it be volunteering around school or stepping up in matches. When I first came to Fawley, I was worried about fitting in as I hadn’t come from the prep school but, in true Fawley spirt, I was thrown into in-house events, such as the themed Fawley party and the usual movie night on Saturday and I soon felt at home. My year has always been encouraged to pull together to help celebrate our individuals, whether it was a grade in music or even to just eat cake on someone’s birthday. Fawley House is caring, supportive, and hardworking. In short, always striving to be the best it can be!


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