Senior Houses

DAILY LIFE boarding day Westonbirt February 2015-115

Badminton House is run by Mrs Jenny Price, who lives in the house with her husband and their two girls, both of whom attend Westonbirt. Mrs Price is also Head of Pastoral Care and has been involved in boarding for the past 18 years. Badminton House is home to girls from year 9 to year 11 and provides a safe and happy environment. The Assistant Housemistress, Miss Joanna Walter helps with the day-to-day running of the house and offers support and guidance to all the girls.

Dorchester House is run by Miss Sally Gould who is passionate about the education of the girls in her care as well as the House and its wonderful grounds. Miss Gould has a Springer Spaniel called Merlot and they love nothing better than escorting a group around the Arboretum or supporting the Lacrosse Teams on the games field on a Saturday afternoon. Miss Gould is supported by Assistant Housemistress Miss Lorraine Wild.

Holford House has wonderful State rooms as dormitories which makes it a particularly inspiring place to live in. The house is run by Mrs Viv Downes who has taught Art, Graphics, and Media Studies for almost 30 years. She has four sons. Mrs Downes joined Westonbirt in September 2013 from Gordonstoun in Scotland where she was Head of Media Studies. She was born in Malmesbury and used to live in Westonbirt village. Miss Heather Cattani provides invaluable support as Assistant Housemistress.

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