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.

Marshall House Team


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 and with the Weekend Programme Team. They have a son Archie who attends Dulwich Prep Cranbrook in Year 3.

Deputy Housemistress

Miss Cat Gaunt joined Marshall in 2017. She is head of Lacrosse and has worked at Benenden for 8 years. She has played Lacrosse for England for tenyears and is currently the Head Coach for the Spanish National Team. She is expecting a baby boy in June and is engaged to Lucy who is the Housemistress in Echyngham. 


Miss Ann Bishop is our Resident Matron. Our Day Matron is Mrs Hazel Rea, Mrs Liz Deverell is the Evening Matron and Mrs Caroline Raw is our Saturday Assistant.