Dancy

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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, Adam and Jojo. 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.

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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: C1 

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Sophie Bingham

Resident House Tutor

Sophie was appointed as the first RHT of Dancy in 2017. She joined the College in September 2016 and was a member of the original tutor team. She teaches Exercise & Sport Sciences and is the Head of Netball.

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Jennifer Lane

Resident House Tutor

Jennifer joined Marlborough as a Physics beak in 2012. She helps with equestrian and polo, is an Officer in the CCF and works in the Guidance Department. She was appointed RHT in Dancy in 2018.

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Kate Nicholls

Dame

A part of the Dancy team since it opened, Kate arrived at Marlborough with a background in education. She lives nearby with her family and is a volunteer for a local family support charity.