Senior Staff List

Academic Staff


Academic responsibility

Other responsibility

Miss A K L Akehurst BA (Oxford)



Mrs K L Andersen CertEd

Home Economics


Mrs R K Ball BA

Academic Deputy Head

English and Media Studies

Miss C E Barden BA



Mrs K M Buckland BA Assistant Director of Drama  

Ms L Burden BA BSc

Head of Psychology

Housemistress Lambe's, Volunteering, Head of PSHE

R H Carr BA


Head of The Juniors, Prep School Liaison, Games, Critical Thinking

D E Clarke BSc CBiol MIBiol



T P Cope MEng


Housemaster Founders, Head of RAF Section

C M Davenport BA


Housemaster Beresford

G A Davies BA

Religious Studies


Mrs S H de Castro BA

Head of MFL

Tutor Clothworkers', Head of Sutton

J D Downs MSc BA  Head of Geography  

L Ellmers BA Oxfon  

Head of Spanish MFL


A H Evans BA Cantab


B E Fewson BA 

Director of Drama

Tutor Clothworkers'

D Frost BSc 

Head of Learning Support


F Gergely PhD



Mr JJ Farrell MA Cantab

Deputy Head


Mrs F M Gosden BA



Miss L Gray BA

Religious Studies

Junior Leadership Co-ordinator,  Senior Tutor Holdgate

Dr E J Grindlay MA Cantab

Head of English

Head of Academic Scholars

Miss M Halleron BSc

Head of Physics

In Tutor Sutton, Senior Tutor Clothworkers'

Miss P Hallett BSc

Head of Academic PE 

Tutor Founder's

A P Hammersley BSc


Senior Tutor Lambe's

Mrs L Harris BA

Learning Support  

Mrs E Head MA

Learning Support

English, Tutor The Juniors

Mrs J Head BA

Learning Support


S J Head MSc


Head of Boarding, Housemaster St Margaret's

J Henderson BSc

Head of Hockey


Dr L A Henshaw PhD BSc Physics  

Mrs H Heurtevent BA DEUG


Tutor Lambe's

Dr S P Hiscocks BSc MA CChem FRSC CSciTeach

Head of Chemistry

Tutor Clothworkers'

D W Holmes LRAM

Head of Strings

Tutor Lambe's


Director of Music

Head of Shooting

Mrs R L Howard BA MFL  

M D Howell BSc

Director of Sport

Geography, Head of Rugby, Tutor Holdgate

M B F James MEd

Head of Business Studies and Economics

Housemaster Westminster

Miss H R Jelfs BA Head of Girls’ Cricket Teacher of Academic PE

M A Jones BSc 


Housemaster Clothworkers'

Mrs C J Kitchen MSc BSc BEng


Timetable and Academic Data Co-ordinator Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator

M R Latham BSc Games  
Mrs E Lesourd MSc BA Design Technology and Art Senior Tutor The Juniors, Out Tutor Beresford

Mrs W M Loy MSci MSc


Tutor Founder's

Miss J A Manning BA PG Diploma Dyslexia and Literacy

Head of ESL

Resident Tutor Sutton

Miss K J McConnachie BSc

PE and ICT

Out Tutor Westminster, Tutor Clothworkers', Head of Netball, Assistant Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator

G J Millbery BA

Director of ICT

Commanding Officer of CCF, Head of Army Section, Assistant Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator

Mrs L A Mitchell-Nanson Bsc

Assistant Head of Mathematics

Tutor Founder's

Miss E J Oliver BSc 


ICT, Tutor Sutton

Mrs B Palmer BSc



A Penfold BA

Head of Religous Studies

Tutor Lambe's

R W J E Plowden MA


Tutor Lambe's

Mrs F H Porter MA BA

Head of Sixth Form


Miss S Pritchard BA

Business Studies and Economics

Senior Tutor Clothworkers'

Miss Z Radford BSc

Head of Biology

Tutor Holdgate

Mrs S Rose BEd

Assistant Head

English, Games, Designated Child Protection Lead

D R Sansom BSc

Assistant Head


Miss E J Schofield BA Art and Photography  

T B Sealy BA

Media Studies


Mrs A P Simpson BSc 



J D Soman BA

Assistant Director of Music

Tutor Lambe's, Tutor St Margaret's

Mrs A Sunde BA

Head of History

Tutor The Juniors

Mrs N R Sutton BA 


Tutor Lambe's

M J Thompson BA 

Head of Art

Tutor Founder's

T S Waterworth BSc


Boarding Tutor - Westminster

G A Wellings BSc

Head of Mathematics


V Wells


Tutor Founder's, Head of Cricket

Mrs C Y Westlake BA

Assistant Head of English


C J Westlake BSc


Boarding Tutor - Westminster, Tutor Holdgate

Mrs H Wood MSc BSc


Head of Navy Section, Tutor Founder's

J M Zane MA BA

Head of Media Studies

Tutor Clothworkers'


Boarding Support Staff                               

Matron – St Margaret’s House              Mrs B Sparrowhawk

Matron – Sutton House                        Mrs E Agu Benson

Matron – Westminster House                Mrs D Aitken


Visiting Staff



F Bowles


Mrs M Dutton BA


Mrs P Fisher GRAM ARCM


Miss A Gent


Mrs A Holmes BA

Piano, Vocal Studies

A Keeping ARAM, LRAM


Mrs C Mount GRSM, LRAM, DipRAM


J Selby BA


J Summerfield BM

Double Bass


Administrative and teaching support staff

Headmaster's PA


Mrs S O'Connell

Assistant Bursar


Mrs D J Van Leeuwen

Estates Bursar


Mrs J Vicary

Alumni Relations and Development Manager


W P Radford

Director of Marketing and Admissions


Mrs K Williams

Marketing Officer


Miss L Turner

Admissions Officer


Mrs K H Webster

School Secretary


Mrs W Rogers

School Secretary Mrs N Edwards

Preparatory School Liaison


R H Carr BA

Examinations Officer


Mrs E Eastwood

Assistant Examinations Officer


Mrs L Lawrence

Bursar's PA 


Mrs A Carr

Fees Administrator


Mrs J Holderness

Administration Assistant


Mrs J Watson

Administration Assistant   C Kennison

Database Manager


Mrs M A Horley

Network Engineer


C Worcester

Network Technician


D Sheridan

Librarian and Careers


Mrs C Carter  PGCert, PGDip, MA in Careers Education & Guidance

Assistant Librarian


Mrs D Black

Conditioning Coach


A Dawling

Sports Facilities Administrator/Lettings


Mrs C Finley

School Medical Advisor


Cobtree Practice

School Nurse


Mrs A McDermott

Assistant School Nurse


Mrs L Schembri

Catering Manager


J R Devine

CCF Adjutant


Major P Ale

Head of Maintenance


P Blake

Head Gardener


B Black

Head Groundsman


I F Avery

Science Technicians:


Mrs E Cheesemam and Mrs C Pearce



Mrs J Gibbons



Mrs C Swainston

Art Technician

J T Allen

DT Technician

C Ball

French Assistant

Mrs F Callaway

Junior Matron             Ms N Bancroft
School Supervisor       Mrs C Allman
Psychology Intern Miss M Chauhan


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