Staff and Governors


Senior Management 

Dr Olwen Wright
Qualifications: PhD Winchester, MA, BA Hons, PGCE 
Position: Headmistress

Caroline Egginton
Qualifications: BEd Hons London
Position: Deputy Head - Academic / Head of Mathematics 

Claire Huyton
Qualifications: PGCE, BSc Hons Liverpool 
Position: Director of Pastoral Care  QTS / (DSL) Designated Safeguarding Lead

Lee Render
Qualifications: MEd Buckingham / BA Hons Surrey, QTS
Position: Head of Infants & Juniors

D.T. Canning
Qualifications: FCCA
Position: Bursar and Clerk to the Governors


Chair of Governors Mr Stephen Mellor MA(Ed)
Mr Mellor can be contacted by emailing


TEACHINgJosephine Allen
Qualifications: BA Hons Bristol (WE), QTS
Position: Key Stage 2

Florence Ayache
Qualifications: BA Hons Glamorgan, QTS Greenwich
Position: Teacher of Spanish & French

Helen Barnes
Qualifications: BA Ed Hons Exeter, QTS
Position: Deputy Head, Juniors; Key Stage 2

Jenny Brackstone
Qualifications: BA Hons Nottingham, PGCE
Position: Acting Head of English

Sarah Carter
Qualifications: BEd Hons Southampton
Position: Key Stage 1

Emma Chambers
Qualifications: BSc Hons Southampton, QTS, PGCE
Position: Director of Sport

Jan Coombe
Qualifications: BA Hons Manchester
Position: Geography

Rebecca Cunliffe
Qualifications: QTS, BTEC, BA Hons Kingston 
Position: Teacher of Food Preparation & Nutrition 

Josie Downer
Qualifications: MA London, QLTS
Position: Key Stage 4 Phase Leader / Head of Drama / ELSA

Barbara Edwards
Qualifications: BA Hons Sheffield, PGCE
Position: Teacher of English

Joanne Edwards
Qualifications: BA Hons Brunel, PGCE
Position: Head of History

Rachel Firth
Qualifications: BA Hons 1st Bath Spa
Position: Teacher of Textiles 

Katie Francis
Qualifications: MA Kingston, BA Hons Nottingham, PGCE, QTS
Position: Key Stage 2 

Amy Franke
Qualifications: B Mus Hons Surrey, MMus
Position: Teacher of Music

Dianne Gair
Qualifications: BEd Hons Wales, QTS
Position: Key Stage 2

Edwina Grosse
Qualifications: BA Hons Trent, CertEd
Position: Head of Art

Katherine Head
Qualifications: BSc Hons, PhD Bristol, PGCE, QTS
Position: Head of Biology

Laura Homer
Qualifications: BA Hons Wales, PGCE
Position: Key Stage 2

Hannah Hopkins 
Qualifications: LSA Level 3 City and Guilds 
Position: Learning Support Assistant, ELSA

Pilar Kimber
Qualifications: MA Reading
Position: Teacher of Latin & Classical Civilisation

Janice King
Qualifications BSc Hons London, PGCE
Position: Alumni Co-ordinator

Alexandra Lawrence
Qualifications: MA Oxon, PGCE
Position:  Key Stage 3 Phase Leader / Head of Modern Languages

Lyndon Martin
Qualifications: BSc Surrey; QTS
Position: Teacher of Mathematics

Deborah Martin
Qualifications: BA Hons Surrey, QTS
Position: Teacher of Mathematics / ELSA

Julie Merker
Qualifications: BA OU, CertEd
Position: Teacher of  Sport

Wendy Moller
Qualifications: Bachelor of Education, South Africa
Position: Foundation Stage

Helen Molloy
Qualifications: BA Hons Sheffield, PGCE, QTS
Position: Head of CS/Examinations Officer

Sarah Moore
Qualifications: BA Hons, University of the West of England Bristol, PGCE, QTS
Position: Key Stage 1

Michelle Morgan
Qualifications: NNEB Basingstoke
Position: Nursery

Tanya Negus
Qualifications: Level 3 Diploma, EYFS
Position: Teaching Assistant

Paul Nicholls
Qualifications: BA Hons London, QTS
Position: Director of Co-Curricular Activities

Sarah Park
Qualifications: BA Hons Keele; QTS
Position: Head of English

Virginia Pearson
Qualifications: MRes Southampton Perf Cert RAM
Position: Teacher of Music

Ben Pont
Qualifications: BMus Hons, Royal College of Music, PGCE
Position: Director of Music

Joanna Pont
Qualifications: MMus, BMus Hons, LRAM
Position: Violin Teacher

Elizabeth Ransom
Qualifications: BA Hons Chichester, QTS
Position: Activity Clubs Assistant

Lisa Ruffell
Qualifications: BA Hons Surrey, QTS
Position: Key Stage 2

Lucy Sartori
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, QTS
Position: Key Stage 1

Julia Tiley
Qualifications: BA Hons; QTS Kingston; MA
Position: Deputy Head, Infants

Jane Tomlinson
Qualifications: BA Hons London, PGCE
Position: Modern Languages

Frances van Heerden
Qualifications: BSc Natal, UED
Position: Head of Science

Xinsheng Zhang
Qualifications: MEd, BED Hons, PGCE Johannesburg SA 
Position: Teacher of Chinese Mandarin

Louise Wallace
Qualifications: BA York, PGCE, QTS
Position: CS Teacher

Steve Warriner
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Trent Polytechnic
Position: Forest School & D of E


Eleanor Bowyer
Qualifications: PGCE Drama, Middlesex
Position: LAMDA

Wendy Busby
Qualifications: BMus Hons GSMD, CTABRSM
Position: Voice

Sylvia Ellison
Qualifications: BA Hons, PGdip, RCM
Position: Oboe

Vanessa Gynn
Qualifications: BA Hons, RCM
Position: Violin

Claire Hasted
Qualifications: BMus Hons Kings, London/Royal College of Music Post Grad Diploma Advanced (Distinction)
Position: Percussion

Claire Hickling
Qualifications: BMus Hons Trinity College of Music
Position: Piano, Flute

Oksana Maxwell
Qualifications: LTCL
Position: Piano

Valerie Mitchell
Qualifications: LRAM
Position: Cello

Austin Pepper
Qualifications: ALCM
Position: Brass

Rachel Riordan
Qualifications: Royal School of Music - Advanced Teaching
Position: Saxophone, Clarinet

Rebecca Whittock
Qualifications:  BA Hons, University of London
Position: Violin



  Darren Arnold
                                                                                                 Position: IT Network Manager                                                                                               

Michele Axton
Qualifications: BA OU, NEBOSH 2019
Position: Lab Technician and H&S Co-ordinator

Marcia Barrington
Qualifications: NVQ in Childcare
Position: Teaching Assistant & Lunchtime Supervisor

Dawn Brown
Qualifications: FInstAM, FGPA
Position: Executive Personal Assistant to the Headmistress

Amanda Bullock 
Qualifications: CACHE Level 3 NVQ 
Position: School Assistant 

Rio Elms
Qualifications: BTEC Level 2 IT
Position : Infrastructure Technician

Katie Grace
Qualifications: BA Hons
Position: Admissions & Marketing Registrar

Debbie Smitherman
Qualifications: Dip in Pensions & Payroll Management
Position: Payroll & Pensions Admin

Sarah Stokes
Qualifications: BTEC National Diploma
Position: Librarian

Sarah Watkins
Qualifications: NNEB
Position: School Secretary/Medical Officer




Paul Rippingale
Qualifications: Midas Trained
Position: Head of Maintenance & Grounds

Bruce Sharp
Qualifications: City & Guilds Levels 2 & 3
Position: Assistant Maintenance Officer

Dan Wileman
Position: Caretaker

Timothy Hunt
Qualifications: Midas Trained
Position: Morning Caretaker & Bus Driver

Glenn Shearer
Qualifications: Midas Trained
Position: Bus Driver

Trevor Mills
Position: Bus Driver