Housemistress: Dancy

Kay Kiggell

Kay joined Marlborough College in 2003, a year after her husband, Tom. She had previously taught at Haileybury College in Hertfordshire and at Downe House in Berkshire. In both schools, she was Deputy Housemistress and Acting Housemistress in girls’ boarding houses to cover maternity leave. She has an MA in Modern Languages from Somerville College, Oxford University, and completed a PGCE at Homerton College, Cambridge University. 

She currently teaches German, Italian and French. She moved into Morris House as RHT in 2015, having been a tutor there for 12 years. She plays an important role in the College’s Outreach programme and is an Advisor within the Guidance Department. 

Kay and Tom have two children and the family enjoys travelling, walking and playing lots of sport together. Kay enjoys swimming, horse riding, yoga, dance, knitting, tennis, reading, theatre, the countryside and modern architecture.


Dancy Boarding House

Key Facts

The house is named after John Dancy (Master, 1961–72) and his wife, Angela, who pioneered the introduction of girls to Marlborough in 1968. The impressive modern building opened in August 2018, coinciding with the 50th year of welcoming girls at the College. The house occupies a central location, conveniently close to all of the College facilities.

Location: Bath Road, opposite Chapel

Gender: Girls 

Number of pupils: 70 

Twinned with: C2


Rebecca Clegg

Resident House Tutor

Rebecca joined the Dancy team in the summer of 2023. She teaches Art and Photography at Marlborough and her personal pursuits range from painting, sculpture and mixed media.


Cara Jones

Resident House Tutor

Cara joined Marlborough in September 2022 as a Graduate Sports Assistant in the ESS Department. She joined Dancy from Mill Mead and also coaches athletics and hockey at the College.


Stephanie Wilson


Stephanie joined the Dancy team in December 2022 and has a great deal of experience working with children, in schools and in administration.