Meet the Boarding Staff

CAROL WEAVER - SENIOR HOUSEMISTRESS - HIGHCROFT

Carol has worked  as Senior Housemistress in Highcroft  since 2011 and was Assistant Housemistress before this from September 2007 . She loves her role with the girls and works hard to ensure they enjoy their time, making the most of the many opportunities that are available to them.  Prior to coming to Bruton School for Girls she worked as a Learning Support Assistant.

JULIE BENNETT - SENIOR HOUSEMISTRESS - CUMBERLEGE

Julie joins us is January and is very experienced at working with young people through her work with the Girl Guides and through her recent local authority role as a Family Support Worker.  A graduate of Bath Spa University, she is qualified in Art and Graphic Design and will therefore bring a wealth of talents, new ideas and creativity to the team.  

Both our senior Housemistresses are assisted by a team of GAP students, Language Assistants and Graduate Assistant Teachers. Our Deputy Head, Mrs Rachel Robbins oversees our boarding provision.

EMILY BRYANT - GAP STUDENT 

I grew up in Brisbane, Queensland – Australia.  I completed my education at Somerville House in Brisbane which, like BSG, is an all-girls school and has lime green and navy blue as its school colours. I love art, choir, playing soccer and netball.  I have an Airedale called Nelly, two cats called Bluebell and Maisie and two chickens, Beryl and Marge. I have been to England a few times as my Mum’s side of the family are British. The majority of Mum’s family live in Somerset, which is why BSG is such a wonderful school to be working at with regards to location. I am very excited to see what adventures and experiences this year has in store for Miss Mckillop and I. Similarly, I am so happy to be given the opportunity to be working alongside such funny, brilliant and kind girls, that I am still getting to know and learn more about.

PENELOPE MCKILLOP - GAP STUDENT 

I grew up in a rural country town in North West NSW called Moree. Since then I have moved around a lot and now live in the hunter valley in a small town called Blandford. I live on a small farm and my parent’s breed beef cattle on it. I enjoy riding my horses and going water skiing. Both of my aunties live in England, one is in Oxford and the other has recently moved to Sudbury. I have three dogs, two are mastiffs and one is a miniature dachshund. I am looking forward to my year ahead working at Bruton. Everyone has been so lovely and welcoming and I can’t wait to get to know everyone better.