Mrs McMahon
Miss Chichester
Mrs Tait

In September 2014 this new Sixth Form Boarding House - Florence Dyas - named after a former Headmistress (1888) - was opened. Florence Dyas House is led by Housemistress, Mrs Debbie McMahon. As well as being the Housemistress of Florence Dyas, 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, and their two sons. Mrs McMahon is ably assisted by Miss Sophia Chichester (Deputy Housemistress) and Mrs Carol Tait (Day Housemistress).    

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.