Mrs Vicky Firth
Mrs Vicky Firth
Housemistress
Mrs Firth graduated from the University of Exeter, where she studied Conservation Biology. She lives in the cottage attached to Gibbins with her husband, her daughters Marlie and Elsie and two dogs, Indie and Willow. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, horse riding and swimming.
Miss Sorcha Brivio-Stone
Miss Sorcha Brivio-Stone
Deputy Housemistress
Miss Brivio-Stone is Deputy Housemistress. She has a BSc (Hons) in Sports Development and Coaching from Sheffield Hallam University and a PGCE from Buckingham University. She currently teaches PE and Physical Education A Level. She enjoys cooking, the gym and watching documentaries.
Mrs Dawn Patterson
Mrs Dawn Patterson
Assistant Houseparent
Mrs Patterson has joined the Helen Wright residential team as the Assistant Houseparent. She has a daughter and two budgies (Romeo & Julian!) and enjoys yoga, fly fishing and growing her own fruit and vegetables.


House Tutors from amongst the academic staff also come in during the evening. The system of House Tutors works well, giving students an opportunity to meet with teaching staff in a more informal environment.

The Helen Wright House is geared to preparing our Sixth Form girls for university life and is an exciting and wonderful end to their time at St Mary's. The House, which is set in the heart of St Mary's grounds just north-west of the old lime kiln, provides individual study bedrooms with ensuite facilities, social areas and study and tutorial areas.

The Helen Wright House enhances the educational experience of the girls by providing additional academic facilities and allowing the girls further independence in their living and working arrangements.

Please contact us by telephone on 01249 857390, on the House Mobile 07980 978254 or via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.