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

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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 this year is such a privilege. This is my first year of being a House Leader and working with an incredible group of talented, enthusiastic and brilliant students. 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.


Miss Dempster : Head of Castle House

Miss Dempster

Head of Castle House

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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

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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

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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.



House Experience Co-ordinator

I have a BSc in International Relations from the University of Derby and a PGCE in secondary geography from the University of Nottingham. I am known around the school for having incredibly fashionable ties, which often draw admiring looks. Prior to teaching, I spent several years working in different alternative education settings, including 3 years at PGL, 6 months working with a youth organisation in Turkey and as Leisure Manager for a TEFL summer school. This has given me lots of experience in running events and competitions, which is proving useful as this is a large part of my role as House Experience Co-ordinator. I organise events for the school community and runs various inter-house contests which provide opportunities for students to win prizes, rewards and house points for that all-important House Cup. House identity is an important part of Studley High School and helping your house to win the House Cup is one of the many great experiences to enjoy at Studley High School. I love this role because it allows me to be creative and help students to achieve in several different ways outside the classroom, but most of all, because it’s a lot of fun! Joining Studley in 2019, I was allocated into Castle House, although I assure you, I am not biased and competitions are run fairly! I am also a former pupil of Studley High School.


Here are our House Progress Managers:

Ms L Lakin - Senior Pastoral Manager
Mrs S Smith (Transition) CASTLE
Mrs D Guest PRIORY
Mrs D Warman (Looked After Children) MANOR
Mrs P Hulburd ABBEY

Each term we celebrate the success of each individual’s performance and also that of the house. For every certificate for progress, attainment and attendance, the pupil and the house are awarded house points. For every celebratory postcard sent home to an individual, the house receives house points. This means that we all work together to recognise our successes.

At the end of the year, the house with the most house points overall is awarded a trophy.