All pupils are placed into a house – either Abbey, Castle, Manor or Priory. This ensures that pupils will be able to take part in the house competitions but also have that sense of family through the one house with a Progress Manager to be there for all welfare concerns and a Head of House from the Leadership team.

Here are our Heads of House:

Mr Howitt : Head of Abbey House

Mr Howitt

Head of Abbey House


How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world’. –Anne Frank

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be’. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be leading Abbey house is such a privilege and working with an incredible group of talented, enthusiastic and brilliant students makes me proud. From afar, I have witnessed the drive and determination of Abbey pupils, from winning sports day to achieving fantastic house points totals.
I am incredibly fortunate to have a fantastic pastoral manager in Mrs Hulburd and a group of hardworking and dedicated tutors working within the Abbey House.
Winning the house cup is not what it is all about, it is about taking part and all students being motivated to get involved and appreciating and believing in the Studley Values.
However, it is easy to say this when we currently sit at the top of the tree as the holder of the House Cup, something, I am planning on winning for many years to come! Bring it on Castle, Manor and Priory.

Mrs Howitt : Head of Castle House

Mrs Howitt

Head of Castle House


I have been teaching at Studley High School since 2016 and have had the privilege of leading Castle House since 2019. I thoroughly enjoy seeing the Castle pupils daily in tutor time and around school and witnessing their drive and determination throughout every aspect of the school.

I am lucky to work alongside Mrs Smith, the Castle Pastoral Manager, who goes above and beyond for every student in our house. We are both in a fortunate position where we get to take every step in shaping our students' futures, encouraging them to become resilient, compassionate and confident young adults.

As a PE teacher I am extremely competitive and the students in my house mirror this through their attitudes around school and involvement in school and House competitions. Castle have won countless competitions and lifted the House Trophy several times and we will endeavour to do it again!

I am respectful of my Manor, Abbey and Priory colleagues and wish them every success….. Apart from in any house competitions!!

Mr Sidhu : Head of Manor House

Mr Sidhu

Head of Manor House


I have been teaching science at Studley High since 2009 and am incredibly proud to be the leader of Manor House from 2017. I work alongside a dedicated pastoral manager, Mrs Warman, and a superb team of tutors.

It is my principle responsibility to maintain an overview of the pastoral and academic learning of students in Manor House. My aim is to lead by personal example, to motivate, encourage enthusiasm, and foster a community of responsible, resilient students ready for learning and life beyond school.
Students are the heart of Manor house and are encouraged to be compassionate, confident and committed to everyone’s moral and academic learning. I want all students to stand up and be proud of who they are, to know that they have a voice that can be heard.
I am incredibly lucky to work in such a community spirited school and, as Head of House, I am passionate about supporting staff and students to be the best that they can be.

Mr Rose : Head of Priory House

Mr Rose

Head of Priory House


Looking inward. Reaching outward. Pressing forward
Priory Statement

Prior to teaching, I had a broad range of career opportunities from working in catering, manufacturing and supporting adults with learning disabilities. In 2006, I decided that I wanted a complete career change and would train to become a teacher. I studied Theology and History at Newman University College and went on to complete a PGCE course with the sole aim to specialise as a Religious Studies teacher.

Whilst on my second placement at Studley High School in 2008, I was given the opportunity to be employed full time, as the previous Head of Department was moving on to a different school. Since then, I have gone to be an active member of the school community and have taken on many new roles including, Head of Religious Studies, Curriculum Area Leader for Humanities and Head of Priory House in 2016.

I am very proud of my achievements at Studley High School and I really enjoy my Head of House role. To put it simply, there is no other job like it! It enables me to closely support students in a more personal way and fully understand what life is really like for Priory students, both at Studley High School and in their personal lives. It is a real blessing every day to work alongside such an amazing staff body and have the opportunity to support students within Priory House, who all add value to the school community in their own unique way.

As a House Lead, my main aim is to support the health and well being of all students in Priory House. I strongly believe that happiness is the key to success and with support from myself, Mrs Guest and the tutors within Priory House, we endeavour to ensure that your happiness and safety are never compromised. In times of difficulty or self-doubt, we promise to provide unconditional support and guidance to help Priory students overcome these obstacles in life, so they are equipped with the necessary skills to fulfil their academic potential and become independent, self-reliant young adults when you leave school.

In addition to day-to-day learning, I want students of Priory House to fully experience what Studley High School has to offer. Whether it is school trips, residentials, extra-curricular opportunities, clubs, Sports Days, or House competitions, I will be there to encourage and support Priory students to be active members of the school community and celebrate and any successes that we achieve together.

Through the continued support of ‘Team Priory’, we aim to ensure that every student in Priory House strives to be the best version of themselves, and where possible, leave a positive imprint within Studley High School, the local community and the wider world.