Who's who


Mrs J Whittingham


B.Ed Cert., Prof.Prac.SpLD

Senior Leadership Team

Mrs H Wynn

Business Manager

BA (Hons) ACMA

Mrs G Mitchell

Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mrs U Hillery

Head of Early Years and Transition to Pre-Prep, Head of Pre-Prep and Transition to Prep, Year 1 Form Tutor

BA (Hons) PGCE 

Academic Teaching Staff

Mrs L Alcock

Learning Support

BA (Hons) PGCE 

Mrs L Beach

Head of English and Year 6 Form Tutor

BA (Hons) PGCE

Miss J Brooker

Head of Art & Year 5 Form Tutor

BA (Hons) PGCE

Mrs L Brown

Head of Mathematics and Year 6 Tutor

Ba (Hons) PGCE

Mrs J Burden

Year 2 Form Teacher

BEd (Hons)

Mrs H Byrd

Year 2 Form Teacher


Mrs R Chippindall-Higgin

Reception Class Teacher

BA (Hons)

Mrs R Clemons

Head of Languages and Year 4 Form Tutor 

BA, Dip LT

Mrs A Crabbe

Science Teacher

BSc (Hons) PGCE

Mrs R Davidge

Year 3 Form Tutor

BA (Hons) PGCE

Mr J Don-Carolis

Head of Boys' Games

BA (Hons) QTS

Mrs S Eshelby

Year 2 Class Teacher

BA (Hons) PGCE

Mrs S Graham-Scott

Year 1 Form Tutor

BA (Hons) QTS

Miss P Hall

Head of Philosophy, Head of Religious Studies, Year 4  Form Tutor and PE Teacher

BEd (Hons) MA

Mrs H Havermans

Class Teacher

BA (Hons), QTS

Miss K Higgins

Head of Swimming


Ms C Huckle

LAMDA Teacher

BA (Hons)

Mrs H Longbottom

Head of Science and Year 5 Form Tutor

BSc (Hons) PGCE

Mrs M Lovesey

Head of Girls' Games

BA (Hons) QTS

Ms L Moore

Year 5 and Year 6 Teacher

BSc Hons, PGCE, M.Ed

Mr M Parton

Director of Performing Arts and Year 5 Form Teacher


Mrs S Partridge

Year 3 Form Tutor


Mrs E Purcell

Head of Music, Year 5 Form Tutor

BSc (Hons) PGCE

Mrs J Ranger

Deputy EYFS Manager and Reception Class Teacher

BA (Hons)

Mrs M Redman

Lead SENCO & Year 3 Form Tutor

BSc Hons and PGCE

Mr J South

Head of Digital Learning and STEAM.  Digital Leader Co-ordinator and Year 4 Form Tutor.

BA (Hons), MA (Education) PGCE

Mrs G Tomson

Year 2 & Year 3 Teacher


Mrs G Wilhelm

Learning Support and Year 3 Teacher

BEd (Hons)

Mrs L Wood

Music Teacher

BA Hons Mus. Ed. ARCM

Teaching Assistants

Miss J Cannon

Teaching Assistant

CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education

Miss I Cashmore

Gap Year Student

Mrs A Cowley

Teaching Assistant


Miss P Eckart

Teaching Assistant

Mr T Gallagher

Gap Year Student

Ms L Harris

Learning Support Assistant and ELSA

Mrs G Hickman

Art Assistant

BA (Hons) Dip Art & Design

Mrs J Hughes

Teaching Assistant and Lunchtime Supervisor

MA (Hons) TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Miss R Jameson

Learning Support Assistant

Miss L Keen

Teaching Assistant

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

Ms N Linskey

Teaching Assistant

Mrs E Michelmore

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs L Streatfeild

Teaching Assistant


Miss F Thomson

Teaching Assistant


Miss N Walmsley

Teaching Assistant

CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education

Mrs M Whitby

Outdoor Learning Co-ordinator and SEND Support

Nursery Department Staff

Miss C Woodman

Nursery Room Manager

CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education

Miss L Robins

Deputy EYFS Manager, EYFS SENCO and After School Care Club


Mrs R Pereira

Deputy EYFS Manager and Kindergarten Manager

NVQ Level 3 OFQUAL Level 3

Nursery Practitioners

Miss L Amies

Nursery Assistant

CACHE Level 3 in Childcare & Education

Mrs E Grant

Nursery Assistant

Miss M Hojaij

EYFS Practitioner

Mrs D Hussey

Nursery Assistant

Mrs E May

Nursery Assistant

CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education

Miss G Williams

Nursery Assistant and Sports Assistant

CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education

Mrs M Yordanova

Nursery Assistant

MA Entrepreneurship and Management


Mr D Aristidov

Site Manager

Mr C E-Moss

Deputy Site Manager

Mrs A Churaman

Admissions and PA to the Headmistress

Mr T Davis

Minibus Driver

Mrs E Lemon

Finance Manager

BSc (Hons), MSc

Mrs B McHardy

Office Administrator

BA (Hons)

Ms J Nichols

Administration Assistant and Wardrobe Mistress 

Mrs C Poole

Marketing and Events Manager

BSc (Hons)

Mr M Strickland

ICT Manager

BA (Hons)

Miss J Trew

Office Manager and Lead First Aider

Mrs N Wilkinson

Accounts Assistant

Visiting Specialists

Mr D Hitchen

GRSM, ARMCM (Singing) and ARMCM (Piano)


Miss B Tempest


Mr A McBride



Mrs J Cameron

BMus(TCM), AMusA(Cello), ATCL(MusEd), MISM

Cello, Piano

Mr J A Tuck



Mr R Wilson


Brass, Piano, Strings, Woodwind

Board of Governors

Mr Richard Thompson

Chair of Governors

BSc (Hons) MBA

Mr Thompson’s career was in information technology and business management working in various sectors. Immediately before retiring he was IT director for MSAS, a global logistics business, now incorporated into DHL.
Since retiring, his passion for education has led him to become actively involved with his local school in Shackleford, St Mary’s Infant School, where he has been a governor for the past seven years and is currently Chairman.
Mr Thompson has a BSc in Management Sciences from the University of Warwick and an MBA from Henley Business School.

Mr Simon Allen

Assistant Head (Academic)


Mr Allen read Modern Languages at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He now teaches Spanish at Charterhouse and is senior tutor, overseeing the academic performance of all pupils in the school as well as the delivery of tutoring by colleagues. He has also coached football and cricket and has the FA Level 3 coaching award. His interests include birds, natural history, travel sport and Latin American literature and culture. Both his children have attended St Hilary's School. Mr Allen is the governor responsible for Safeguarding.

Dr C McShane


MA (Oxon), MPhil (Cantab), PhD

Claire is Headmistress at St Teresa’s School, Effingham. She is also a teacher of Latin, Ancient Greek and Classical Civilisation, and is the Head of the Classics Department. She is also involved in boarding duties, and lives onsite.
Claire read Medieval Literature at University College, Oxford and took an M.Phil in Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Queens’ College, Cambridge, before completing her PhD at Edinburgh University. In her spare time she enjoys literature, quizzing, opera and the theatre.

Dr Mina Patel

BDS (Lond), PG Dip Endodontic Practice (UCL Eastman)

Mina qualified as a dentist from Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Dental School in 1999 with Honours. In 2016 she completed a Diploma in Endodontic Practice at the Eastman Dental Institute, UCL London.

She works as general dental practitioner within Surrey. She lives locally and has a daughter that attended St. Hilary’s School. She enjoys the outdoors, travelling, yoga and painting both abstract and landscape. Her hobbies also include paddle-boarding and kayaking on the River Wey. She actively participates as a dentist on medical camps.  She has also completed level 1 and 2 counselling skills and an accredited mindfulness course. 

Dr Patel is the governor responsible for Wellbeing and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Mrs V Powell


Mrs Powell is a retired music teacher, teaching general music for seven years in maintained schools and then for 33 years taught piano at Lanesborough School, Guildford. She is now involved with music societies in the locality and extremely keen on the performing arts, travel and sport. Her two daughters attended St Hilary's School. Mrs Powell is the governor responsible for the Early Years (EYFS).

Miss F Reid

BA (Hons) History, Sociology, FCA

Miss Reid is a chartered accountant and a senior manager within Smith and Williamson Ltd, responsible for a wide portfolio of clients including independent schools and other registered charities.  Miss Reid is the chairman of the Finance Committee and has 2 children.


Professor N Rickman

BSc (Hons), PhD Economics

Neil is a Professor of Economics at the University of Surrey.  He and his wife (Arabella) have lived in Guildford for nearly 20 years, and both their daughters attended Guildford schools before starting at university this Autumn.  Neil enjoys hiking, sailing and making use of his Leeds United season ticket whenever possible.  Professor Rickman attends the Finance Committee.

Mrs S Sims

BEd (Hons) (Cantab)

Mrs Sims trained at Homerton College, Cambridge, securing a certificate in education in 1976 and a bachelor in education degree from Newnham College. She has recently retired as Head of Art at a girls' prep school in Surrey. Mrs Sims has two daughters, enjoys pilates, arts and crafts, visits to antique fairs in search of pieces to renovate, walking and cycling. Mrs Sims is the governor responsible for Staff Liaison.

Governor Committees


Miss Fiona Reid (Chairman)

Mr Richard Thompson

Professor N Rickman


Business Manager

Nominations and Governance

TBC (Chairman)

Mr Richard Thompson

Mrs Veronica Powell


Business Manager



Mrs Sue Sims (Chairman)

Mrs Veronica Powell

Mr Simon Allen


Deputy Head

Major Development Working Group

TBC (Chairman)

Mr Richard Thompson

Miss Fiona Reid


Business Manager

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