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Dean House, 2a Hillmorton Road, Rugby, CV22 5DD
Tel: +44 (0) 1788 556 120  |  Email:


Dean House is home to more than 50 talented girls and is full of vibrancy, energy and contentment.  The house culture is based on kindness, aspiration and self-belief, and during the five years the girls spend here they are encouraged to grasp every opportunity that Rugby School offers and to immerse themselves in their academic, creative and sporting endeavours.

Dean is a place the girls are proud to call their home, a place defined by those who live in it and a where difference as well as individual success is celebrated. Dean girls strive for excellence in all that they do, whilst it is always instilled in them that it is better to have tried and failed, then to never to try at all.

Special features of Dean are the stunning garden, substantial study bedrooms, and a modern, light and airy interior. The girls share small dorms in their first year with their own private study room from Year 10. Its central location on the campus and proximity to the Music Schools allow the girls to take full advantage of the sports facilities and study areas. Dean girls enjoy regular success in inter-house competitions across music, sport and academic events.

Our emblem is the Heron, a graceful bird which represents determination and tranquillity, complemented by the House colours of purple and green.


Leanne Milner’s pastoral and boarding experience spans eight years. She joined Dean House in 2018 having been Assistant Housemistress in Griffin House. A Designated Safeguarding Lead, Leanne and her team are committed to providing exceptional care and support to all the girls in Dean.

A Geography teacher, Leanne has a PhD in Physical Geography, which involved exploring some of the world’s most remote rainforests. Along with her fiancé Lee, who also teaches Geography at the School, she likes to travel to new places along with her favourite countries of Hong Kong, Australia and Peru. Leanne has competed to a high level in swimming and now participates in road and cross country running events. She has completed the London Marathon and was part of the Leicestershire Ladies Road Running Division. She currently coaches hockey, netball and athletics here at Rugby and also enjoys baking, reading and walking.

Dean’s feline resident, a black cat called Bernie, is exceptionally cuddly and likes to follow the girls around the garden at every opportunity, while Tilly, the Working Cocker Spaniel puppy, is a huge hit with the girls who get to help out with lots of walks and puppy playtime! Leanne feels especially privileged to live in Dean with such a talented bunch of girls and really enjoys helping them to develop into caring young adults.

Deputy Housemistress

Alice Janulewicz joined Rugby School four years ago to teach Design Technology. She grew up in North Yorkshire and studied for a degree in Furniture and Product Design at Northumbria University. When she is not in the workshop, Alice can usually be found outside coaching netball, hockey or sailing. In her spare time, she is a keen rowing coach, netball player and globe trotter.



Dean’s matrons have a wealth of experience between them. Kay, resident matron, has worked in Dean for 17 years. She has 10 grandchildren of her own, and enjoys teaching the girls how to knit and crochet. Angie, non-resident matron, has expertise in cooking and can often be found baking with the girls as well as supporting them with a range of pastoral or domestic needs. The matrons constantly strive to maintain a cosy and caring environment that allow all the girls to feel comfortable and safe during their time in boarding.



Hm: Dr L Milner
2a Hillmorton Road, Rugby, CV22 5DD
Tel: 556 120
Email: dean@