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Successful education is, at its heart, about relationships between people. Therefore there is nothing more important for a good education than the teaching staff and I am very proud that we have an extraordinarily able and interesting group of teachers.

Of course staff need to be competent, to have planned their lessons carefully, and do their marking meticulously and at the first possible opportunity - all these things are properly in place - but most crucially they must inspire.

This will only happen if they are devoted to their subjects and if they engage fully with their pupils. Our staff are inventive, passionate and deeply committed to those they teach. A school can have all the facilities and systems in the world; it is only with inspirational teachers that learning will be truly life-changing.

Senior Management Team

Richard Murray, MA (Dunelm)



William McLean



Peter Dickinson, BEd Edgewood College of Education, Natal, South Africa


Deputy Head

Rebecca Farmer, BEd Hons (Camarthen)


Head of Pre-Preparatory Department

Robin Harskin, MA (Oxon), PhD (Lond.), PGCE, NPQH


Academic Deputy

Preparatory School

Richard Murray, MA (Dunelm)


Headmaster, Religious Studies

Andrew Bagnall , MBA (Bradford), BA (Lancaster), PGCE (Exeter)


Head of Maths, Form 6

Sophie Biddell, MA (Oxon), MSt (Oxon)


Director of Music

David Cotterill, MFA (Oxon), BA (Sheffield)


Head of Pastoral Care, Head of Art & History, Form 8

Peter Dickinson, BEd Edgewood College of Education, Natal, South Africa


Deputy Head, Head of Sport and Geography

Alyson Dunbar Morris, BTh Hons (Oxon), PGCE (Brookes), NPQH


History, Head of Learning Support, Form 5

Alexandra Eccles-Williams, Cand Phil Hist (Bern), PGCE (Buckingham)


Teaching Assistant, French

Fiona Fisher, BA (Oxon), PGCE (Oxon)


Head of ICT and Computing

Francesca Forristal, BA (Oxon)


English, Drama

Stephanie Green, BSc (Dunelm), PGCE MEd (Cantab)


Form 3

Robin Harskin, MA (Oxon), PhD (Lond.), PGCE, NPQH


Academic Deputy, Head of Modern Languages

Emma Hunt, BA (Oxford Brookes), PGCE (Exeter)


Form 4

Nicholas Richards, MA (Edinburgh)



Denise Stansfield


Teaching Assistant

Stella Stephen, MSc (Portsmouth), PGCE Science (Portsmouth)


Head of Science, Form 7

Patrick Watson, MA (St Andrews), PGCE (Reading)


Head of English

John Waltho, BA (Newcastle), PGCE (Sunderland)



Sheena Webster


Classroom Assistant

Pre-Prep Department


Rebecca Farmer, BEd Hons (Camarthen)


Head of Pre-Prep, Form 2

Rano Ahluwalia, Cert EYP (Open)


Classroom Assistant

Elena Fletcher, MA (Leningrad), Dip Montessori (London), PGCE (Brookes)



Marie Merriman, Dip NVQ (3) (Cambridge Open College)


Teaching Assistant

Ruth Sibly, BSc (Bristol), Dip Montessori (London), PGCE (Brookes)


Form 1

Nursery Department


Nicolette English, HND (Sussex), Dip Montessori ADMTEI (Michigan, USA)


Head of Nursery

Jane Rawlinson, CertEd, BA, BEd


Nursery Assistant

Rachel Holt, BSc (Wolverhampton)


Nursery Teacher

Boarding Staff


John Robson, MA (Sheffield), BMus (Manchester)



Sophie Biddell, MA (Oxon), MSt (Oxon)



John Waltho, BA (Newcastle), PGCE (Sunderland)


Lorna Addis, BA (Leicester)


Cristina Ciubotaru, MA (Dunelm)


School Chaplain


Neil McCleery, MA (Oxon)


Learning Support


Alyson Dunbar Morris, BTh Hons (Oxon), PGCE (Brookes) NPQH


Head of Learning Support

Assistant Music Staff


Anna Brunton, MA BMus LRAM LGSM



Eleanor Dunsdon, BA (York)



Greg Hallam, MA BMus LRAM



Elizabeth Hanson, BA (Oxon), PGCE (Cantab)



Martyn Jones, BA LTCL



Chaiporn Pookhaothong, BMus RCM Dip TCM



Catriona Scott, BA (Oxon) MMus RNCM



Nigel Somerville, BA LTCL ARCM (PG)



Penny Terry, Dip ABRSM Dip Ed



Katherine Tinker, BA (Oxon), MMus (RCM)



Trevor Williams, BA (Salford)



Kate Wilson, BA ARCM



Spike Wilson, BA (Oxon)


Cello/Double Bass

Administrative Staff

Clare James, BA (Oxon), MPhil (Cantab)



Christine Stanley


Headmaster’s/School Secretary

Nicola Norris


Accounts Assistant

Sue Varney, BA (Oxon)


IT Technician/Office Assistant

Catering Staff

Kathryn Juggins

Chef Manager

Sinisa Ljubic


Sergio de Souza

Kitchen Porter/Chef

Olivia Manfio

Cleaner/Dining Room Assistant

Ancillary Staff

Mike Pritchett


Daniel Suraj

Minibus Driver/Maintenance

Joanna Basic

Cleaning Supervisor

Malcolm Gibbons


Nataliya Ivancikova


Olivia Manfio

Cleaner/Dining Room Assistant