The House system enables us to create cohesive communities. Each House is a physical location where pupils meet their tutors and Housemaster or Housemistress. It provides easy and appropriate channels of communication for pupils and is the base from which they operate each day. House tutors have weekly pastoral time with their tutees.
Students in Years 7 and 8 (Lower 3 and Form 3) have their own co-educational Houses, Baines and Brownlow. Their aim is to support new students in their transition from junior to senior school.
Baines Housemaster: Mr Jonathan Healy
Brownlow Housemistress: Mr Richard Pandya
There are seven senior (13-18 year olds) Houses at Prior, all are single sex with a mix of day and boarding students. Each House has an individual identity and are families. Strong bonds of friendship are formed and pupils look out for one another. Kindness, self-respect, mutual support and respect for others are instantly evident, along with friendly rivalry and competition.
Senior Boys' Houses
Allen & Roche - located in St Paul's, with common room areas, games room and prep rooms.
Allen Housemaster: Mr Anthony Lovat
Roche Housemaster: Mr David Holmes
Burton & Clifford - located in St Peter’s. Each House has its own common room, recreational and study areas.
Burton Housemaster: Mr Paul Hull
Clifford Housemaster: Mr James Conlon
Senior Girls' Houses
Arundell - the House is located in a beautiful, two-storey, period house with large grounds.
Housemistress: Mrs Kate Trott
English & Fielding - the Houses are situated in an imaginatively designed single storey building overlooking a beautiful orchard. They share common central recreational facilities while study and Common Room areas are separate.
English Housemistress: Mrs Sukey Holder
Fielding Housemistress: Mrs Anne Mallon