Our Staff


Nick Arkell BSc (Hons)

Head of Pre-Prep

Linda Renfrew MA, PGCE, Dip SpLD


Clive Abbott BA (Hons), ACA

Deputy Headmaster

Adam  Warner BA Hons Mathematics

Senior Management Team

Stephen Arnott BA (Hons), QTS   Assistant Head Pastoral, Head of History
Carol Harrower BSc (Hons), PGCE   Assistant Head Academic, English, Mathematics
Rachel Leslie BEd (Hons)   Class Teacher Year 2, Science & ICT Co-ordinator
Dominic Lowry BEd (Hons)   Director of Marketing & Development, PE & Games

Prep Teaching Staff

Laura Arkell   Classroom Assistant SEN
David Baker   PE & Games
Suzanne Bell   Special Needs Assistant
Alison Bottiglia BA (Hons)   Head of Art & Design & Technology
Lesley Campbell BEd   English, Key Stage 2 English Co-ordinator
Karen Cartledge   Teaching Assistant
Elizabeth Cooper Cert Ed   Class Teacher Year 3
Kate Cousins BA (Hons), QTS   PE & Games, Geography
William Davis BA (Hons), QTS   PE & Games
Fatima Evans BA (Hons),PGCE   French
Kim Flack BA (Hons), QTS   SEN
Lynne Gosson BSc (Hons), PGCE   Head of Science
Rachel Grundy BSc (Hons), PGCE, QTS   Laboratory Technician
Georgina Harington GNVQ   Classroom Assistant
Lindsey Harris BA (Hons), PGCE   Head of Classics
Mark Hayward BA (Hons), MA, PGCert, FASC, FRNS, Obl OSB   Head of English, Librarian
David Hedgecock  BA (Hons), PGCE, MTh   Head of Mathematics
Louise Holder BA (Hons), QTS   Science
Caroline Hutchings QTS, MSc   Science, Key Stage 2 Science Co-ordinator
Ann Jago LL.B (Hons), Barr. PGCE   English, RS
Jane Johnson MA (Hons), PGCE, MEd   French, English
Louise Lawton Cache Level 3 Diploma   Special Needs Assistant
Julia Lytollis BEd (Hons), QTS   Class Teacher Year 3
Joyce McWilliam Cert Ed, Dip SpLD   SENCO
Angela Miller BA (Hons), PGCE   Head of RS, Mathematics
Brent Peal BSc, PGCE   Head of Geography
Veena Pillai BSc, MSc, QTS   Head of ICT
Ian Rees BA (Hons), PGCE   Design & Technology 
Nicholas Rosenthal BA (Hons), QTS   English
David Simpson BEd (Hons), QTS   Head of Boys Games
Jacqueline Smithard BA Primary Education   Classroom Assistant
Fiona Taylor BMus (Hons), PGCE   Director of Music
Imogen Thornton-Pickering BA (Hons)   Games, History
Sarah Thornton-Pickering AENA, ASA, TEFL   Head of Girls Games
Mary Wareham BA (Hons), PGCE   Head of French
Helen Wells BA (Hons), PGCE   Class Teacher Year 3
Jan Whittle LTCL, Dip ABRSM   Music Administration
Lucy Williams BA (Hons), QTS   Mathematics, Key Stage 2 Mathematics Co-ordinator

Pre-Prep Teaching Staff

Fauzia Afzal BA, QTS, Early Childhood Studies   Class Teacher Year 1, Literacy Co-ordinator
Georgina Aspinall NVQ Early Years   Teaching Assistant, Tree Tops After School Care Manager
Diana Barnett QTS, Cert Ed   Special Needs 
Eve Black BA (Hons), QTS   Class Teacher Year 1
Joanne Birch NNEB Childcare Cert   Teaching Assistant Year 1, Nursery Nurse, Librarian, Tree Tops After School Care Assistant
Melissa Brown BEd (Hons)   Class Teacher Nursery
Rachel Charlton BA (Hons), QTS   Class Teacher Reception
Sophia Davis BA (Hons), QTS   Class Teacher Year 2
Kay Gillespie BA Ed (Hons), STA   PE & Games
Annabel Glasspool BEd (Hons)   Class Teacher Reception/Nursery 
Julianne Grigg NNEB   Nursery Nurse
Maria Harding NNEB Childcare Cert   Nursery Nurse
Rachel Hare NNEB   Teaching Assistant Year 2, Tree Tops After School Care Manager, Breakfast Club Manager
Suzanne Harrison BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS   Class Teacher Reception
Michelle Hollingsworth BSc Hons, QTS Early Years   Class Teacher Reception
Sarah Hurl BSc (Hons), PGCE   Class Teacher Reception, Senior Teacher
Julia Kelly   Special Needs Assistant
Fiona Le Brocq   Teaching Assistant Year 2
Gill Liddiard NNEB, PPA   Teaching Assistant Reception, Tree Tops After School Care Assistant
Lynn Matthews Foundation Degree in SEN, Higher Level Teaching Assistant, NVQ Early Years   Special Needs Assistant
Janet McIntosh BA Ed (Hons), ALCM Dip Piano   Music 
Chloe Nock BA Primary Education, QTS   Class Teacher Year 1
Sally  Pinner-Terry City & Guilds Childcare   Teaching Assistant Reception, Tree Tops After School Care Assistant
Helen Richardson MA, BEd (Hons), Montessori Dip   Support Teacher
Anna Ruddy HND Sports and Leisure, Montessori Early Years Dip   Nursery Nurse
Anne Scregg BEd   Class Teacher Year 2, Mathematics Co-ordinator
Heather Scrivener Associates Degree (USA)   Teaching Assistant Year 1
Kirsty Thompson NVQ 3 Early Years Childcare & Education   Teaching Assistant Year 2, Tree Tops After School Care Assistant

Administration Staff

Faye Abbott    Admissions Secretary
Sue Christmas   Bursar's Office Secretary
Mary Dey HND Bus & Fin   Finance Assistant
Lorraine Hartshorn   Pre-Prep Department Secretary
Jane Langley-Holmes   Headmaster’s PA 
Vicky Sturgess Dip PES   Prep Department Secretary & Receptionist

Facilities Team

Victoria Blair   Facilities Manager
Jeffrey Duke   Groundsman
Silvio Genco   Gardener
John Vogel   Caretaker

IT Department

James Harding   IT Network Manager
Gavin Solomon BA (Hons), BSc (Hons)   Database Manager


Jennifer Ham NNEB   Matron
Caroline Nicholson SEN   Matron

GAP Students

William Arkell
Hannah Hodgkinson
Alex Leitch
Clare Marshall
Tom Scherf

Our Next Open Morning

Tuesday 2 October 2018 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Please come and visit us on our next Open Morning - it would be great to see you!

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