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School Staff

School Staff

The school surely has one of the most generous staff-to-pupil ratios anywhere. With just 30 boys in the school, year groups are very small with normally between only five to seven boys in each.  These small groups are taught by subject specialist staff, with excellent facilities, in dedicated curriculum areas. While the teachers are passionate about their subjects, they appreciate entirely the demands made on choristers and we are able to tailor the school day around the needs of the individual boys.

Perhaps even more important is the pastoral care that is possible within a small community. Boys, their parents, and school staff all work together closely to ensure the happiness and welfare of the boys.

Senior Leadership

Mr Mark Mitchell BSc, PGCE
Acting Headmaster, Science and ICT

Teaching Staff

Miss Claire Davies LCAD

Mr Robert Jennings BSc, OCR5 Dip. SpLD
Head of Learning Support

Mr James Lark MA (Cantab)
Director of Music

Miss Chlöe Marais BA (Hons), QTS
English and Junior subjects

Mr Michael Riley BSc, PGCE
French and Sport

Dr Penelope Warburton BA, MA, PGCE, PhD

Mr Alex Voice BSc (Hons) PGCE

Miss Claire Weir MA (Law), LL.M, BA

Miss Ella Hunter-Johnson BA, PGCE

Management / Support Staff

Ms Vanessa Adair
School Business Manager

Miss Jennifer Benjamin
Headmaster’s PA and Admissions Officer

The Revd. Mark Birch BVSc, MA (Cantab)

Mrs Mair Hill RGN
Senior Matron/Housekeeper

Miss Julia Hewitt
Assistant Matron

Mrs Jessica Streeting
Independent Listener

Mr Stephen Jackson

Catering (Holroyd Howe Ltd.)



Phillipa Mo (Violin & Viola)

Rebecca Jordan (Cello)           

Frances Preston BMus (Double Bass)

Joanna Baillie Stark (Bassoon)


Margaret Ogonovsky FRCM, GRSM, ARCM (Flute)

Maisie Ireland (Oboe)

Massimo Di Trolio MMus, PGADip, PGDip, B Mus (Clarinet)


Paul Sharp BMus, LRAM (Trumpet and Tuba)

Miles Hewitt MA, LGSM, DipNCOS (French Horn)

Jonathan Stokes B Mus (Trombone)   

Michael Poyser (Tuba


Linda Nottingham BA, LRAM, ARCM (Piano)                              

Anya Thompson PG Dip (St. Petersburg) (Piano)

Steven Wray MA, LRAM, PGCE (Piano)


Jane Lister MA (Cantab) PGCE LRAM

Voice Coaches:

Travis Baker BMus(Hons) LMusA CMT Estill Voice Training Systems  (Singing)

Andrew Holloway BA (Hons) (Speech)

Rebecca Outram MA (Oxon) ARCO (Singing - Head of Section)


Other teachers are engaged as and when additional instruments are required