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)

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

Deputy Head – Teaching School Director (Sports Studies, PE)

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

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

Mr. 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

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 Years 10 & 11, PE, Games, Sports Studies, More Able Lead Teacher

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

Mathematics / DofE Scheme

Mr. Mark Bennett B.A. (Hons) (Exon)

Head of English & Media, Music

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


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

French, Training Manager

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


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

Head of Geography, PEd

Miss Helen Cawston, B.Sc (Hons) (Gloucs)

Psychology, Games

Mrs. Clare Chad Daniels MBa (Gloucs)

Head of Food Technology

Mrs Camilla Clarkson, B.Sc (Hons) (Keele)


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

English, Media, Games

Mr. Paul Coleman, B.Ed. (Cardiff)

Head of Design Technology

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


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

Physics. Science

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

Head of ICT / Computing

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


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

Head of Physics, Games

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


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

Latin, Classical Civilisations

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

German, Games

Mr. Graeme Fletcher B.Sc (Hons) (Swansea)

Physics, 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, Media &  AQA Bacc Co-ordinator

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

Chemistry, 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

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

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

Mr. Ian Hiscock B.A. (Hons) (London) L.T.C.L., L.Mus.T.C.L., A.L.C.M.

Director of Music

Mr Ben Howells


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

Head of Languages

Mrs. Paulina Kirkpatrick, B.Sc. (Hons) (University of Extremadura, Spain) (MEd)

Assistant Head of VI Form, Business Studies and Economics

Mrs Cleo Letts, M.Sc  (London)


Mrs Cassandra Martin, M.A. (Hons) (Cantab)


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


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

Head of Art, PEd

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

Head of History, Politics

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

Head of Year 10, Business Studies, Accounting, Games

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


Mrs. Rebecca Palmer, B.A. (Hons) (UCE)

IT /Computing

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


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

Head of Personal Education & RE

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


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

Head of Mathematics, Games

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

Head of Lower School, DT, Games

Mrs Marie Stimson-Machers, B.A. (Hons) (Derby)


Mrs Freya Thomson, B.Sc. (Hons) (Exeter)

Biology, Science

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


Miss India Warren, B.A. (Hons) (Bristol)

Chemistry, Science

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

Head of Chemistry, Science

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

Biology, Science

Mrs. Isabelle Flatman

Cover Supervisor

Mrs Suzanne Rosser

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

Admin Assistant – Main Office

Mrs. Penny Morgan

Teaching School Admin

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)

Ms. Ceri Heap

Senior Technician (Science)

Mrs Anna Berry

Technician (Science)

Mrs Debra Smith

Technician (Science)

Mr Jamie Sheather

Technician (Science)

Mr Steve Sykes

Technician (DT)

Mrs Natasha Workman

Technician (DT – Food)

Mr Russell Beacham


Learning Support


Mrs Jane McGillivray

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Georgina Feasey

Teaching Assistant

Mr Martin Harrison

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Glynis Knight

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Jayne Sinden

Teaching Assistant



Mr. Julian Burchett

Resident Caretaker

Mr. Peter Cresswell (City and Guilds)

Assistant Caretaker







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