St Prisca's House
Mrs Charlotte Taylor-Smith is the Housemistress of St Prisca’s House. Her Deputy is Mrs Doris Hopwood. Mrs Sally Thorneloe and Mrs Barbara Varcoe-Cox are the Day Housemistresses in St P's.
Teachers who assist in House in the evening include Miss Helen Carruthers, Mrs Alta Ridgway, Miss Jackie Phippard, Mrs Anne Thornton and Mr Marc Thomas.
St Prisca’s is the MIV Form House for 12 to 13 year old girls. The house is named after a young Christian girl who was martyred in the first century. Prisca was only 13 years old when she was thrown to the lions. However, the lion which was set loose upon her only licked her feet. She was therefore returned to prison and beheaded where an eagle watched over her body until it was buried in the catacomb of Priscilla in Rome.
The original structure of St Prisca’s was built in 1928 but the house has gone through several changes since then, the most recent being the extension which was completed 5 years ago. This added a new common room, three dormitories and a staff flat. The common room has a lovely view over one of the school fields and the tennis court at the back of the house is well used.