Dean House, 2a Hillmorton Road, Rugby, CV22 5DD
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Dean House will forever have a significant history within Rugby School as the first girl’s house on campus. With spacious bedrooms, wide corridors, beautiful gardens and art deco details Dean is home to 51 girls aged 13-18. Year groups of 10-11 girls enjoy large shared study-bedrooms in the first two years followed by single study bedrooms for the remainder of their time in Dean. Four Common Rooms provide space for relaxing with friends along with four separate kitchen facilities for each year group. Ideally situated Dean is a short distance to the Chapel, town centre and the Macready Theatre with fitness facilities being within a five minute walk. Our emblem is the Heron and our colours are purple and green. In essence, the culture of Dean can be described as warm, inviting, and a real home away from home, where we seek to nurture a positive boarding experience with a focus on academic excellence, healthy living, and involvement in School-wide activities. Our girls are independent learners who are talented, friendly, goal oriented achievers and it is our job to nurture, support, and encourage them to thrive in the wider School community and beyond


Originally from Dallas, Texas, Amy Farrelly came to Rugby School from London having completed the Professional Photographic Programme at the London College of Communications. She holds a BSc in Education and History. Prior to Rugby, Amy taught History, Fine Art, Journalism and Photojournalism, as well as History of Art, in the American educational system. Amy’s Photography pupils went on to win numerous awards at the national level in the States as well as pursuing Fine Art degrees at major universities. Amy’s ‘can do’ attitude was quickly assimilated in the Rugby culture when she arrived in 2004 as Photographer in Residence. Her passion for art and design has enriched her teaching in the Photography Department where she has participated in trips abroad and staff exhibitions. From 2006 until her appointment in Dean, Amy was the senior tutor for the Arnold Foundation which she enjoyed immensely. In Dean House, Amy is joined by her husband Ian, who is a psychotherapist, and their two children, along with a bouncy, lovable Golden Doodle named Coco.

Ana Henderson become Assistant Housemistress in 2015, after being tutor in Dean for two years. She graduated in Classics at university in her home town, Belgrade, Serbia, before coming to England to finish MPhil in early Greek linguistics at the University of Manchester.  Teaching has always been Ana's passion and she joined Rugby from Cheltenham Ladies’ College, where she was Second in Department. She is fully involved in school life from boys’ basketball to running a Primary Latin club in a local school. Ana has a keen interest in supporting young girls in their endeavour to thrive and succeed in becoming well-rounded individuals so she takes great delight in being a part of the caring community of Dean House.  Sociable and energetic, Ana enjoys the great outdoors, swimming and ice-skating. She is also a keen chess player, an amateur ballet enthusiast and is always fascinated by the intricacies of languages. She lives with her husband John and daughter Trixie, as well as two mischievous cats, Toby and Millie.

Danuta Felton has more than 34 years’ experience in Dean. Danuta and her deputy matron, Kay Yafai, oversee the domestic day to day running of our House. Kay has been with Dean for eight years and she is on duty each evening, whilst Danuta is covers early morning until late afternoon.