Mrs Debbie McMahon
Mrs Debbie McMahon
Housemistress
Mrs McMahon teaches in the English Department. She has a degree in English Literature and has extensive experience in boarding schools in both the UK and Australia. She enjoys reading, skiing, live music, stand-up comedy and spending time with her husband Tony, their two sons, Julius and Theo, and their Great Dane puppy, Magnus.
Miss Sophia Chichester
Miss Sophia Chichester
Deputy Housemistress
Miss Chichester has a BA (Hons) in Theology from Oak Hill College and teaches in the Critical Thinking and Religious Studies Department. She enjoys horticulture, board games, baking and tennis.
Mrs Carol Tait
Mrs Carol Tait
Day Housemistress
Mrs Tait looks after the house during the daytime. She lives with her husband and three boys. Mrs Tait enjoys dog walks and always has her black lab, Jet, in with her every day.


In September 2014 this new Sixth Form Boarding House - Florence Dyas - named after a former Headmistress (1888) - was opened.

House Tutors from amongst the academic staff also come in during the evening. The system of House Tutors works well, giving students an opportunity to meet with teaching staff in a more informal environment. 

Please contact us by telephone on 01249 857290 or on the House mobile 07980 978253. We can also be reached by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Girls in Florence Dyas are encouraged to become increasingly independent and responsible in a happy, friendly and relaxed environment.