Marshall is one of the smaller boarding houses located on Lime Avenue, with a warm and family orientated atmosphere. There is a strong sense of community and loyalty amongst the Marshall girls and they support one another with pride and encouragement. Our House events throughout the year are very popular, namely the Christmas House Outing and trip to London to the theatre at Easter. Our aim is to provide a safe and happy environment in which the girls and their parents feel fully supported throughout their time in Marshall.




Mrs Laura Bursey Faulkner works in the Music Department and teaches academic music. She was a professional singer for many years and still occasionally gets the opportunity to perform in concerts and recording sessions for films and adverts, many of which you will have seen! Before joining Marshall Laura was a Housemistress at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, and prior to that held teaching posts and Oakham and Oundle Schools in the Music and Sports Departments. Laura is actively involved in all aspects of school life and enjoys the fun and busy atmosphere in the junior boarding House. She is married to Jason who also works at Benenden in Academic Support, Development and with the Weekend Programme Team. They have a son Archie and two Jackapoo dogs – Basil and Sybil.

Deputy Housemaster

Mr Dougie Howson joined Benenden in 2018 and Marshall in 2020 as a Visiting House Tutor and is currently the School Staff Instructor for the CCF. Before Benenden he has had a varied career from managing a 17th century Inn to helping train government diplomats in general survival. He was a full boarder at Seaford College, Petworth.


Mrs Amanda Gilbert is our Resident Matron. Our Day Matron is Mrs Hazel Rea and Mrs Liz Deverell is our Evening Matron.