Our Team

Holmwood House School and Nursery would not be what it is without our team of truly passionate and dedicated teachers and support staff.


Mr A J Mitchell
BA (Hons), PGCE
Mr A J Mitchell
BA (Hons), PGCE

Alexander Mitchell has been the Headmaster of Holmwood House for 11 years; only its fifth since 1922.  He was previously Director of Music at the LES (Loughborough Endowed Schools) Music School and at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls in Elstree.  He is also an experienced schools inspector.

Mrs F C Bradbury
Deputy Head
Mrs F C Bradbury
Mrs Francesca Bradbury is the Deputy Head, Learning Support Coordinator and DSL at Holmwood House. She has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Biology, a PGCE in Secondary Science, a PG Diploma in Education of Deaf Children and NPQSL. Mrs Bradbury is also an ISI Team Inspector. She has worked in a variety of educational settings, both in the state and independent sector and across a variety of age ranges. Mrs Bradbury is committed to providing a high level of pastoral support, with one of her career highlights being supporting hearing impaired pupils in a mainstream setting using her British Sign Language and Teacher of the Deaf skills.
The value of outdoor education in developing independence, risk taking and resilience in pupils and preparing them for life beyond the classroom is something Mrs Bradbury has always promoted through residential activity and field trips and sports. The opportunity of accompanying a group of pupils to Ecuador to support them with both physical and emotional challenges, as well as social and cultural experiences very different to our own, was another highlight of her career to date.
Miss S J Henshall
Head of Phase 1
Miss S J Henshall

Bio coming soon

Mrs T L Boddice
Head of Phase 2
Mrs T L Boddice

Mrs Boddice has taught at Holmwood House for 19 years and has worked with a variety of Pre-Prep year groups. She was previously a teacher at the Ilford Ursuline Preparatory School for Girls where she initially taught in Year One before going on to found, open and lead their new Pre-Reception department.

Mr E Cook
Head of Phase 3
Mr E Cook

Bio coming soon

Mr O L White
Head of Phase 4
Mr O L White
Mr White is our Head of Phase 4 (Year 7 and 8). He has a Bachelor in Science and has worked in outdoor education with both adults and children, something he is still involved in. Mr White currently plays national level rugby and has several years of rugby coaching as part of Northampton Saints academy system.


Full Staff List


KBMrs K Baker BTEC PDATAArt, Art Technician
SRBMrs S R Bell BSc (Hons), Cert SLPSYear 3 Assistant
AGCMr A G Cortes MA Ed, PGDip, QTSDirector of Music & Drama, Senior Tutor (Air)
PJDMiss P J Denny BSc (Hons), PGCEYear 5 Class Teacher, Global Studies Coordinator
JDMrs J Duce CACHE3Pre-Prep Assistant
CGEMr C G Earley MAArt & DT/STEM Subject Coordinator,  Games
CEOMrs C Ellison-Oakes BA Hons PCGEYear 4 Class Teacher, English Coordinator
NFMrs N FloodgatePre-Prep Assistant
SCGMrs S C Goldring BEd (Hons)Director of Sport, Year 6 Tutor (Water)
RGUMrs R Gupta BEng (Hons), QTSMaths, Year 6 Tutor (Land)
JMHMiss J M Hearn NNEBPre-Reception Room Leader
SAHMrs S A Hodder NNEBReception Assistant
ECJMrs E C Jeffery ASA SwimmingSwimming Teacher
EJMrs E JordanPre-Prep Swimming Assistant
IPJMr I P Jeffries FA Level 2 (CC)IT Technician, Games
JMKMiss J M Kirk MA, BEd (Hons)Year 2 Class Teacher
Miss L Larkin BA (Hons), PGCEEnglish, Senior Tutor (Water)
RMLMrs R M Lawson BA (Hons), PGCEReception Class Teacher
CAL Mr C A Lesiak FA Level 2 (CC) PE & Head of Boys’ Games, Year 6 Tutor (Air)
SL Mrs S Lincoln BA Ed (Hons) Year 3 Class Teacher
FMTMrs F Mayhew ISTD DDI DDE ALAMPre-Prep Assistant
HJMMrs H J Mitchell BMus (Hons), PGDip (RCM) Year 5 Class Teacher, PSHCE Coordinator, Music
MKJMs K Mookherjee BA (Hons), PGCELanguages Coordinator, Senior Tutor (Land)
CCPMrs C C Peartree BA, PGCELearning Support Assistant
JESMrs J E Slater BEd (Hons)Year 4 Class Teacher
ECTMrs E Talbot LLB (Hons), PGCEYear 3 Class Teacher, Learning Support Assistant
CLTMiss C L Turner BA (Hons), QTSYear 1 Class Teacher
JMWMrs J M Watkins BEd (Hons)Year 2 Class Teacher
Miss D J Williams NNEB Pre-Reception Assistant


PMAMr P M Allen BSc (Hons)Squash Professional
SJEMrs S J Earley BSc (Hons)Sports Coach
TGGMr T G Grimsey Dip Sports Psychology, RFU Level 3Sports Coach
ECJMrs E C Jeffery ASA SwimmingSwimming
EJMrs E JordanSwimming Assistant
SASMrs S A Spencer BA (Hons), PGCE, ECB Level 2, UKAA Level 2Sports Coach
RTMr R TwymanTennis Professional


FIMrs F E BaldwinSecretary
ALBMr A BoydGroundsman
KVCMrs K Child BEd QTSBiscuit Club Supervisor
LJEMrs L ElnadiHealth & Wellbeing Assistant
MFMr M FordGroundsman
MGMr M GreenSports Hall Manager
DLMMrs D L Mallett BTEC, NNHealth & Wellbeing Assistant
FMMMrs F M Marlow BAccSchool Business Manager
MPMr M PaveyCaretaker
JMS Mrs J Sadler LLB (Hons) Secretary
LS Mrs L Shiret MAAT Accountant
PKS Mrs P SwaineLaboratory Technician
AB Mrs A L Wills BA (Hons) Headmaster’s PA, Admissions Registrar


Vicki ShreeveNursery Manager
Charlotte TaylorNursery Manager
Jo BrooksSnowdrops & Primroses Team Leader
Teresa Parry-Davies, Level 3 PractitionerSnowdrops & Primroses
Mindy Crane, Level 2 PractitionerSnowdrops & Primroses
Aimee Ford-Townly, Level 2 PractitionerSnowdrops & Primroses
Karen Travers, Level 3 PractitionerBluebells Team Leader
Jody Latter, Level 3 PractitionerBluebells
Kate Williams, Level 3 PractitionerBluebells
Jayne Anderson, Level 3 PractitionerBluebells
Michelle EvansPoppies Room Leader
Silvia Cadamuro, Level 3 PractitionerPoppies Room Leader
Anna Cracknell, Level 3 PractitionerPoppies
Shenise Elmes, Level 2 PractitionerPoppies
Anna Elgee, Level 3 PractitionerPoppies
Carol PolleyPoppies Language & Literacy Coordinator
Emma RobertsPoppies Language & Literacy Coordinator
Poppy BartholomewLunchtime Assistant


Mrs D Barnard
Miss N Barr
Catering Assistant
Catering Assistant
Mrs C CoombsCatering Assistant
Mrs T Easton-SoanesCatering Manager, Chef
Mrs C JonesChef
Ms S LuscombeCatering Assistant
Mrs W SeagerCatering Assistant
Mrs J GoldsmithCatering Assistant


Mr T CurdBrass
Mr G EatonViolin
Mrs F HillWoodwind
Mr C KuhnertGuitar
Mrs J PlackettPiano & Woodwind
Mr C RichardsonPercussion
Miss A SecretanSinging
Mr P SnellPiano
Mr N StewartElectric Guitar
Mr M Siner-Cheverst Cello


Holmwood House Nursery School

151 Coach Road, Great Horkesley,
Essex CO6 4DX
T: (01206) 273 827
E: nurserymanager@holmwood.house


Holmwood House Preparatory School

Chitts Hill, Lexden,
Essex CO3 9ST
T: (01206) 574305
E: office@holmwood.house