I joined Harrow Bangkok in August 2016 and Bradbys has been my happy home since I arrived. After spending a year here as Deputy House Mistress, I am proud to now lead the wonderful energy and varying talents of the Bradbys boys.
After graduating from the University of Kent with a first class History degree, I worked in the recruitment profession in the City of London for 18 months before embarking on my History PGCE and teacher training at the Institute of Education, London. Prior to moving to Bangkok, I worked for eight years at an outstanding inner London academy, spending seven of those years as a Head of House as well as taking on the roles as Head of Induction and Associate Leader in charge of communications and the gifted and talent provisions. I continue to teach History up to A Level at Harrow alongside my role in Bradbys and as Head of Suriyothai House. I was brought up in a very small village in England and feel very at home in places where community spirit is evident and a network of support is provided. I have always sought similar environments to be a part of in my work. Bradbys certainly has that spirit and I am constantly impressed by the dedication, vibrancy and humility of the Bradbys boys.
Bradbys boarding house is home to up to sixty-five Harrovians from Year 5-10 who are both weekly and full boarders. There is never a dull moment in the house and the boys relax after a busy day of academic studies and participation in our Leadership and Service curriculum through the after-school programme. The boys enjoy each other’s company in the common rooms and relax playing pool, table tennis, basketball, football, chess, playing card games, gardening, looking after our three tortoises or taking part in one of our many activities planned by our prefect team. We celebrate our diversity as an international community and are united by English as a common language.
All junior boarders have access to the school’s excellent facilities to dedicate more time to their existing or emerging talents. We are proud to be home to music scholars and many sports academics who participate in early morning training sessions for swimming, tennis, SEASAC and have even created their own 6.15 am running club!
The boys are able to thrive academically as part of Bradbys thanks to the extensive academic support programme we provide for evening prep study sessions. The Year 5-8s are supported by the Shell and Remove students (Year 9-10) in paired reading sessions every night before joining the junior girls for prep time. All boarders are able to request academic tutoring from our staff and the village buzzes with knowledge shared every night.
Our dedicated house team bring extensive global experience in pastoral support and foster a positive environment for the boys to thrive in as well as setting high standards of discipline and adopting a resolution based philosophy so that boys always learn from any mistakes.
I am proud of all that the boys achieve and the independent young adults they become while being part of our house.
House Mistress Bradbys