Palmer House is a senior boarding house of 63 girls. Leanne Rowlands is the Housemistress and is supported by a team of seven tutors, one resident tutor and a Matron, Louisa Kruczko.

Leanne Rowlands

Leanne joined Bradfield from Marlborough College Malaysia in September 2017 bringing thirteen years of boarding and pastoral experience to her post as Housemistress of Palmer House. Leanne studied Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University where she competed for the athletics team and captained the 1st VII netball. Leanne has always been a keen sportswoman and has competed internationally in athletics (100m, 200m, Triple Jump) and netball.

Leanne started her teaching career at St Edward’s Oxford as a PE teacher and Resident House Tutor where she enjoyed success coaching the 1st VII netball and overseeing the running of athletics. In 2005, Leanne took the role of Head of Girls’ Sport at Marlborough College UK and ran netball, tennis and athletics. In 2009, Leanne became Housemistress and Head of Academic Physical Education at Tudor Hall School.

At Marlborough College Malaysia, Leanne set up the Senior Girls’ Boarding, academic PE (GCSE and IB Sport Health and Exercise Science) and taught Psychology. She also implemented an Artemis programme in the Senior Houses taking over the running of the PSHE, Wellbeing and Mindfulness curriculum. Leanne spent much of her free time travelling South East Asia during her tenure in Malaysia.

Palmer House is somewhere where girls can enjoy being themselves whilst being part of a supportive, caring, happy and exciting community – House tops are worn with pride. Happy pupils will often exceed expectations and that has been our experience in Palmer whether it has been in their academic progress or co-curricular involvement, or both!

Leanne Rowlands, HsM - Palmer House (I)
Palmer contact details
AddressPalmer House, Bradfield College, Bradfield, Berkshire, RG7 6BW
Telephone0118 964 4670
Matrol tel0118 964 4672

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