Welcome to Butler

Butler is one of four Outhouses on the Marlow Hill side of the site. The Victorian buildings have a great deal of character with a central staircase in the entrance, communal living and workspace on the ground floor with all bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs. Butler has around 50 pupils; from age 12 to 17. The youngest four year groups have year group studies and share dorms, and the oldest pupils have their own study bedrooms and sitting room.

Our House colour is orange, so we are always nice and bright for House events and famed for our House spirit! Butler’s motto is “Be kind and have courage”. We are a caring community and Butler House is a home-from-home. Each girl has a House Mother, and so becomes part of a House Family, a network spreading across the year groups; girls immediately have friends in the older and younger years to ask questions and offer support. There are plenty of evening activities to get involved in from Toastie Tuesdays, Thursday night Book Club and Fruity Fridays where we relax as a community, catching up with one another after a busy day. Butler is lucky to have two resident dogs who are much loved by all. Jess and Zinc are regularly seen around the House and enjoy endless hugs.

My Wycombe Abbey experience began in 2014 as a Graduate Resident Tutor before becoming an Assistant Housemistress and Housemistress in 2020. I teach PE and I am Head of Co-curricular Activities and Trips, ensuring your daughter has plenty of fun outside the classroom and opportunities to make memories with her friends. Born and bred in a boarding school myself, the environment feels very familiar. I have worked across three different Houses and combine all the best bits in Butler!

I am supported by Miss Sunil (Assistant Housemistress and Chemistry teacher), Ms Flavin (Resident Matron), Ms Tarpey (Day Matron), Mr Stiglitz (Graduate Resident Tutor) and Mrs Buxton (House Tutor). We are here to help the girls feel settled, enjoy themselves and make the most of every Wycombe Abbey day.

Miss Hannah Lowther and the Butler House Team

Meet the Housemistress

Hannah read for a BA in Sport and Exercise at Durham University. After working for the University as Athletic Union President, she joined Wycombe Abbey in 2014 as a Graduate Resident Tutor. She then became an Assistant Housemistress and then Housemistress of Butler in January 2020. She has held positions in both the PE and Admissions Departments, alongside teaching. In September 2021 she was appointed as Head of Co-Curricular Activities and Trips which she says is an exciting new challenge.

Hannah enjoys the outdoors, competing in athletics and open water swimming, as well as having an interest in all things Hispanic.

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