Who's who


Mrs J Whittingham


B.Ed Cert., Prof.Prac.SpLD

Senior Leadership Team

Mr R Clark



Mrs A Clarke

Deputy Head and Head of Curriculum and Assessment

​BSc (Hons) MA PGCE 

Mrs G Mitchell

Acting Deputy Head (Maternity), Head of Pastoral Care 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 

Middle Leader

Mrs M Price

Head of History and Geography, Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator and Year 5 Form Tutor

BA (Hons) MA

Academic Teaching Staff

Mrs L Alcock

Head of Mathematics and Year 5 Form Tutor

BA (Hons) PGCE 

Mrs R Bathe-Taylor



Mrs L Beach

Head of English and Year 6 Form Tutor

BA (Hons) PGCE

Mrs R Clemons

Head of Languages and Year 4 Form Tutor 

BA, Dip LT

Mrs R Davidge

Head of Art (Maternity Cover) and Year 4 Form Tutor 

BA (Hons) PGCE

Mrs S Eshelby

Reception Class Teacher

Mr R Fairbairn

Head of Computing, DT and Games

BSc (Hons) QTS

Mrs S Graham-Scott

Year 1 Form Tutor

BA (Hons) QTS

Miss P Hall

Head of Philosophy, Head of Religious Studies and PE Teacher

BEd (Hons) MA

Ms C Huckle

LAMDA Teacher

Mrs H Longbottom

Head of Science, Year 4 Form Tutor and Digital Leader Co-ordinator

BSc (Hons) PGCE

Mrs L McGuigan

Director of Sport

Mrs S Partridge

Year 3 Form Tutor


Mrs R Plaistowe

Year 2 Form Tutor


Mrs M Redman

Year 3 Form Tutor

Mrs J Ranger

Deputy EYFS Manager and Reception Class Teacher

FFC Cert, Level 4 Early Years Foundation Degree

Mr E Walsh

Director of Music

BA (Hons) Music, PGCE with QTLS

Mrs L Ward

Learning Support

BA (Hons) PGCE

Mrs G Wilhelm

EYFS and Key Stage 1 Class Teacher

BEd (Hons)

Mrs L Wood

Music Teacher

BA (Hons)

Teaching Assistants

Mrs A Cowley


Mrs G Hickman

BA (Hons) Dip Art & Design

Miss K Higgins

Sports Assistant


Mrs D Hook


Mr I Jones

Sports Assistant

Ms N Linskey

Mrs M Lynn


Mrs L Streatfeild


Miss F Thomson


Miss Walmsley

CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education

Nursery Department Staff

Mrs J Calverley

Deputy EYFS Manager


Miss L Robins

Deputy EYFS Manager, EYFS SENCO and After School Care Club


Nursery Practitioners

Miss L Amies

CACHE Level 3 in Childcare & Education

Miss R Andrews

BA (Hons) CACHE Level 4 in Childcare & Education

Miss J Cannon

Level 2 Childcare and Education in the Early Years

Miss E Keen

Level 2 Health and Social Care

Miss L Keen

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

Miss G Williams

After School Care Club

CACHE Level 3

Miss C Woodman

Nursery Room Manager

CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education

Mrs M Yordanova

MA Entrepreneurship and Management


Mrs J Alldritt

Wardrobe Mistress

Mr D Aristidov

Site Manager

Mrs N Barriball

Marketing Manager

BSc (Hons)

Mrs A Churaman

PA to the Headmistress

Mrs J R Dickenson


Mr C Edwards-Moss

Deputy Site Manager

Mr D Horlock

Minibus Driver

Mr C Lynn

Minibus Driver

Mr L Punter

Minibus Driver

Mrs B McHardy

Office Administrator

BA (Hons)

Mr M Strickland

ICT Manager

BA (Hons)

Miss J Trew

Office Manager and Lead First Aider

Mrs N Wilkinson

Accounts Assistant

Mrs H Wynn

Finance Manager

BA (Hons)

Visiting Specialists

Mrs Diana Adams



Mr D Hitchen

GRSM, ARMCM (Singing) and ARMCM (Piano)


Mr A McBride



Mrs A Scott



Mr J A Tuck



Mr R Wilson


Brass, Piano, Strings, Woodwind

Mrs L Wood

BA Hons Mus. Ed.

ARCM Piano, Guitar

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.

Mrs J Alldritt

Mrs Alldritt had a successful career in advertising including newspaper media sales as well as representing several in-flight magazines in the travel sector including British Airways. She also worked as a brand manager within the duty free and luxury goods industry partnering with many of the major airlines for their onboard retail products.  Having left the media industry to start a family, Mrs Alldritt’s passion for sewing/dressmaking helped her to come second in a national costume design competition - skills St Hilary’s now have in the wardrobe department.  Both Mrs Alldritt’s children attended St Hilary’s School.  Mrs Alldritt is the governor responsible for SEND.


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 Deputy Headmistress (Academic) 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.

Mrs Jackie Nickson


Mrs Nickson attended St John's College, Oxford and qualified as a chartered surveyor whilst working in private practice in London. She has a broad range of experience gained in different sectors of the property industry and currently works for Oxfam GB where she is responsible for managing the real estate aspects of part of their retail portfolio. She is also a governor at Frensham Heights School where both of her daughters progressed to after attending St Hilary's School.

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).

Mr K Ratcliff


Mr Ratcliff is a chartered accountant with extensive finance and business experience and recently retired as college accountant at Epsom College, having been employed there since 2004. He also serves as a magistrate in South West Surrey Adult and Family Courts.


Mrs F Reid

BA (Hons) History, Sociology, FCA

Mrs 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.  Mrs Reid is the chairman of the Finance Committee and has 2 children.


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

Mr Ken Ratcliff

Mrs Jackie Nickson



Nominations and Governance

TBC (Chairman)

Mr Richard Thompson

Mrs Jane Alldritt

Mrs Veronica Powell





Mrs Sue Sims (Chairman)

Mrs Veronica Powell

Mr Simon Allen

Mrs Jane Alldritt


Deputy Head

Major Development Working Group

TBC (Chairman)

Mr Francis Sullivan

Mr Richard Thompson

Miss Fiona Reid



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