All members of the teaching staff are subject specialists and are assisted in their work by a dedicated team of professional support staff.


School Leadership Team


Mr Nick Dyer, M.A. (Hons) (Nottingham)

Headmaster (History, Government & Politics)

Mr Phil Stanlake B.Ed. (Hons) (St. Paul and St. Mary)

Deputy Head – Teaching School Director (Sports Studies, Games, L2L,)

Mr Rob Biggs, B.Sc (Hons) (Wolverhampton)

Assistant Head – Director of Sixth Form (Geography, Games)

M. Adrian Courtenay, M.A. (Oxon) M. Phil., M.A. Ed. A.L.C.M. Assistant Head 

Assistant Head – Pupil Welfare (History, Games) Designated Child Protection Officer

Mrs Charlotte Sturge, B.Sc. (Hons) (London) 

Assistant Head, Director of Studies (Biology)

Mrs Janet Waterston, B.Ed. (Cheltenham)

Assistant Head – Assessment, Curriculum, Staffing (Mathematics)


Teaching Staff


Mr Gilbert Antony, B.A. (Hons) (Portsmouth)

History, PEd

Miss Jessica Barnett, B.Sc (Hons) (Cardiff)


Mr Ashley Bawden, B.Sc (Hons) (Hartpury)

Head of Upper School, PE, Games, Sports Studies,

Mr Adam Bennett, B.Sc (Hons) (Bristol)

Mathematics, Duke of Edinburgh

Mrs Penelope Bennett, B.Sc (Hons) (Plymouth)


Mrs Rachel Bolton, B.A. (Hons) (Southampton)

French, Training Manager

Mr Julian Boon, B.A. (Hons) (Oxon)

Physics, Science, Games

Mrs Nicola Bowes, B.Sc (Hons) (Bristol)

Chemistry, Science

Dr James Bridges, M.A. PhD, (Gloucs)

English, History

Mrs Catherine Brooks, B.Sc (Hons) (B’ham)

Head of Geography, PEd

Mr Mike Carolan, B.Ed (St. Paul and St. Mary)

Design Technology

Mrs Clare Chad Daniels MBa (Gloucs)

Head of Food Technology

Mr Christopher Cobb, B.A. (Hons) (Cardiff)

English, Games

Miss Abigail Collard, B.A. (Hons) (Soton)

English, Citizenship

Mr Ashley Croft, B.Sc. (Hons) (Warwick)


Mr. Kieron Davies, B.Sc (Hons) (Gloucs)

Head of ICT, Computing

Mr Joshua Dixon, B.Eng (Hons) (Newscastle)

Mathematics, Games

Mr Kevin Downes, B.Sc. (Hons) (Lancaster)

Head of Physics

Mrs Hilary Dyer-Price, B.A. (Hons), (Gloucs)

Art, Design Technology

Mr Bernard Eccles B.A. (Hons) (Bristol)


Mr Brian Elloway

ICT, Computing

Mr Christopher Ferguson B.A. (Hons) (Bristol)

German, Games

Mr Daniel Foster, B.Sc. (Hons) (Bath)

2nd in Mathematics

Miss Michelle Gardner, B.A. (Hons) (Staffordshire)

Head of Business Studies, Economics, Accounting

Mrs Eleanor Gasan, B.A. (Hons) (Gloucs)

2nd in English, AQA Bacc Co-ordinator

Mrs Claire Gee, B.Sc. (Hons) (Warwick)


Mrs Susan Green, B.A. (Hons) (Sussex)

Physics, Science

Miss Susan Glock, MSc (Hull)

Head of Biology, Science

Mr Andrew Hamilton, B.Sc. (Brunel)

Head of PE, Sports Studies, Games

Mr James Hargreaves B.Sc. (Hons) (Manchester)

Biology, Science, Citizenship

Mr Andy Hart, B.Ed (Hons) (Gloucs)

Head of Y7, PE, PEd, Sports Studies, Games

Mr Ben Howells


Mrs Jane Joynson, B.A. (Hons) (Leeds)

Head of Languages

Mrs P Kirkpatrick, BSc (Hons), MEd, University of Extremadura, Lancashire, Gloucs

Head of Year 12, Business Studies, Economics

Mrs Cleo Letts, M.Sc  (London)

Biology, Science

Mrs Dionne Meade, B.A. (Hons) (London)


Mrs Clare Medcroft, B.A. (Hons) (CGCHE)

Head of DART (Art/DT Faculty)

Mr Martin Mitchell

Music Technology

Mr Andy Morgan, B.A. (Hons) (Sheffield)

Head of History, Politics

Mr Patrick Newman B.A. (Hons) (Bradford)

Teacher i/c Psychology, Citizenship, Games

Miss Holly Okell, B.A. (Hons) (Manchester)

Head of Year 10, Business Studies, Accounting, Games

Miss Claire O’Neill B.A. (Hons) (Durham)

RE, PEd, More Able Lead Teacher, Oxbridge

Mrs A Peake B.Sc (Hons) (Bath)


Mrs Karen Reynolds, B.A. (Hons) (Winchester)

Head of Citizenship/Re/Careers/ Philosophy & Ethics

Miss Maude Robin, B.A. (Hons) (Bordeaux)


Mr Oliver Sandell, B.A. (Hons) (Cardiff)

Head of English

Mr. Richard Sayers, B.Sc. (Hons) (Leeds)

Head of Mathematics

Mr. David Snow, B.A. (Hons) (Leicester)

Head of Lower School, DT, Music

Mrs. Joanne Thompson, B.A. (Hons) (Oxford Brookes)


Mrs. Elaine Waterson, B.Sc. (Hons) (Wolverhampton)CSci CChem MRSC

Head of Chemistry, Science

Mrs Amanda Whiles, B.A. (Hons) (Roehampton)


Mr Julian Whittaker, MA, BA (Hons), B Ed, ALCM, LTCL

Director of Music

Mr Daniel Woolf, B.Sc. (Hons) (Bristol)

Biology, Science, Citizenship, Games

Mrs. Isabelle Flatman

Cover Supervisor

Miss Eleanor Porter

Cover Supervisor


Professional Support Staff  




Mrs. Jo Hitchings, MA (Hons) (Cantab) 


Mrs. Hazel Baldwin, AAT, CSBM

Estate Manager

Mrs. Sue Wales

Head’s PA, Admissions Officer

Mrs. Julie James

Data Administrator

Mrs. Sue Evans

Examinations Officer

Mrs. Eileen Price

Administrator – 6th Form

Miss Louise Price

Teaching School & Main office Admin Assistant

Mrs. Lynn Green

Receptionist / Administrator

Mrs. Stephanie Williams

Receptionist / Administrator

Mrs. Toni Bayliss

Finance Assistant

Technical Support


Mr Gordon Taylor, B.Sc. (Hons) (Nott Trent) 

Systems Manager

Mr Nigel Ledeux, BSc, MBCS CITP (GlosCat)

Technician (IT)

Mrs Anna Berry

Technician (Science)

Mrs Debra Smith

Technician (Science)

Mr Jamie Sheather

Technician (Science)

Mr Julien Loewenthal

Technician (DT)

Dr S Ward

Technician (Science)

Mrs Natasha Workman

Technician (DT – Food)

Ms Nicola Turner


Learning Support


Mrs Jane McGillivray

Lead Learning Support Worker, Assistant SENCO

Mrs Georgina Feasey

Teaching Assistant

Ms Eloise Fennell

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Elizabeth Fisher

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Glynis Knight

Teaching Assistant

Miss Ellen McGillivray

Teaching Assistant



Mr. Julian Burchett

Resident Caretaker

Mr. Peter Cresswell (City and Guilds)

Assistant Caretaker






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