Staff and Governors

Our Board of Governors bring a huge wealth of energy, creativity, experience and expertise to the school. Every member of the Board has a specific and active role in serving the school and delivering our mission.

Board of Governors

Sir Thomas Ingilby – Chairman of Governors

Bob Bigley

Simon Kayll

David Lister

Rachel Powell

Dennis Richards

Sarah Sadler

Jonathan Turner

David Willis

Ann Wheatcroft

Ralph Zoing

The governing body is contactable via the Business Manager.


Teaching Staff 

Mrs Amanda Kirby BA (Hons) PGCE, NPQH – Headmistress

Mr Stuart Bayne BA (Hons) QTS, PGCE (PCET) NPQH – Deputy Head

Mrs Dawn Thyne BSc (Hons) PGCE – Deputy Head / Science

Miss Jayne Stroud BSc (Hons) PGCE NPQH – Director of Studies/Head of Maths

Mrs Louise Bessey BA (Hons) PGCE – Assistant Head /Head of Girls’ Games

Miss Clare Stovin BSc (Hons) PGCE – Assistant Head / Head of Humanities

Mrs Anne Verity BEd (Hons) – Assistant Head / Form 4

Mrs Melissa Raubitschek BSc (Hons) PGCE – Science / Designated Safeguarding Lead


Miss Helen Bradshaw BA (Hons) MA PGCE – French/Spanish / Enrichment Coordinator

Miss Sarah Braithwaite BA (Hons) PGCE – English

Miss Emma Castle-Smith BA (Hons) PGCE – French/Spanish

Mrs Moira Caine MA (Hons) Cert Ed – Latin

Mrs Julie Christy BEd (Hons) PGC (SpLD) – Learning Support

Mr Robert Clay BA (Hons) PGCE QTS – Form 3

Mr Robert Clements BA (Hons) PGCE – History/RS

Mrs Julie Coates BA (Hons) QTS MSc MA – English/IT

Mr Vincent Conyngham BA BMus MA, FTCL, ALCM, DipEd – Head of RS/Music

Mr David Cook BSc (Hons) PGCE – Maths

Mrs Sandrine Cooke BA (Hons) PGCE – French/Spanish/ PSHEE Coordinator

Mr Oliver Couttie BA (Hons) QTS – PE/Games

Mr James Denmark BA (Hons) PGCE – Form 2

Mr Simon Driver BSc (Hons) PGCE – Maths/Games

Miss Eleanor Eckart BSc (Hons) PGCE QTS – Form 1

Mrs Annabel Fife BA (Hons) PGCE, Hornsby Diploma (SpLD) – Learning Support

Mrs Elizabeth Graham BEd (Hons) PGCE (SpLD) – Head of Learning Support

Mr Nicolas Hanysz BSc (Hons) PGCE QTS – Science

Mrs Katy Hunzinger PGDip PGCE – Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs Rebecca Jackson BA (Hons) PGCE – Head of English/DofE Coordinator

Mr Nick James BA (Hons) PGCE – Games

Mrs Claire Keens BEd (Hons) PGDipEd – Form 2

Mr John Liley BSc (Hons) QTS (PE) – Director of Sport/PE

Miss Sally Norville BSc (Hons), PGCE, QTS, QTLS, MA – Head of Science / Gifted & Talented Coordinator

Mrs Debbie Partington BA (Hons) QTS – Business Studies/IT

Mrs Sarah Pearson BA (Hons) PGCE – Head of Art & Textiles

Mrs Aimée Rea BSc PGCE – Form 4

Miss Isabelle Reah BSc (Hons) PGCE – Form 3

Mrs Sarah Reece BA (Hons) PG Dip Ed, LRSM – Director of Music / Housemistress

Mrs Diane Riddell BA (Hons) – English/Counsellor

Mrs Jenny Roberts BA (Hons) PGCE – Science

Mrs Adelle Rogerson BSc (Hons), PGCE – Form 1

Miss Sally Sanderson BA (Hons) QTS, MEd – Form 4

Miss Jennifer Stevens BDes (Hons) PGCE – DT

Mrs Elaine Strong BSc (Hons) QTS – Learning Support

Mr Simon Vale BA (Hons) PGCE – Art/Drama

Miss Elizabeth Vile BA (Hons) MA, PGCE – Head of Drama/English


Pre-Prep Department

Miss Elizabeth Clark BA (Hons) PGCE QTS

Mrs Amy Glover BSc (Hons) Norland Diploma – Nursery

Miss Carolyn Jones BA (Hons) PGCE QTS

Mrs Kylie Potter BA (Hons) QTS

Ms Fleur Thompson BEd (Hons) – Nursery

Mrs Nicola Sample BA (Hons) QTS – Reception

Mrs Heather Woods BSc (Hons) QTS

Mrs Rachel Whatley BSc (Hons) EYPS – Nursery


Teaching Support Staff

Mrs Joanne Feeley BTEC – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Shona Fletcher BMedSc QTS – Classroom Assistant

Mr Stuart Jackson – Director of Outdoor Activities

Miss Anna Poulton BA (Hons) – Art Assistant/Librarian

Miss Lesley Ratcliffe NNEB, Hornsby Diploma, HLTA – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mr Pete Sigsworth BSc (Hons) Cert Ed – Lab Technician

Mrs Kate Walker BA (Hons) – Classroom Assistant

Mrs Victoria Wick – Learning Support Assistant


Administrative Staff

Mr Paul Swalwell BA (Hons) MA, MBA – Business Manager

Mr Tony Reece – Housemaster and Estates Manager

Mr David Todd BSc (Hons) QTS – IT Manager

Mrs Sally Kayll – Head of Admissions

Mr Ashley Wiggan – Assistant Accountant

Mrs Philippa Abrahams BMus (Hons) – Bursar’s Assistant

Mrs Judith Jay BA (Hons) – PA to the Headmistress

Mrs Zoe Williamson – School Secretary

Mrs Rose Sowerby – Admin Coordinator

Mrs Victoria Lee BHSc (Hons) – School Nurse

Mr Fraser McPhearson – Business, Marketing and Admissions Administrator Apprentice

Mrs Kathryn Pittaway – Business Support, Administration and Events Officer