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 E Bond
Mr E Bond

Edward Bond has been Head since September 2021. He was previously Head of Lower School at Haileybury where he taught for 20 years. Educated at Wellington College, then to Durham where he did a History degree and PGCE. More recently, he gained an MA in Educational Leadership at Bath. He was previously a senior examiner in history for the IB, as well as being involved in the IB Curriculum Review Committee – and he has experience of inspecting schools for the ISI too. He enjoys sport and is a rugby coach

Mrs F C Bradbury
Deputy Head
Mrs F C Bradbury
Mrs Francesca Bradbury is the Deputy Head, Head of Boarding, 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.
Mrs T L Boddice
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 Juniors
Mr E Cook

Ed Cook is the Head of Juniors (Reception to Year 6) and has been at Holmwood House for 10 years. He is a Bachelor of Science, played National level rugby and came to Holmwood after running his own business. He has a deep love of the outdoors, especially watersports and enjoys adventures with his young family.

Mr O L White
Senior Master
Mr O L White
Mr White is our Senior Master (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


BMA Miss B Ashton Year 2 Class Teacher
KB Mrs K Baker BTEC PDATA Art, Art Technician
SRB Mrs S R Bell BSc (Hons), Cert SLPS Reception Class Teacher
EAB Mrs E Booth Science Teacher
JB Mrs J Butler Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant
REB Mrs R Bywater Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant
EC Mrs E Collins Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant
JPC Mr J Collins Maths Subject Coordinator, Year 6 Tutor
RPC Miss R Copping Year 3 Class Teacher
NSC Miss N Cowie Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant
CPC Mr C Curtis Learning Support Assistant
PJD Miss P J Denny BSc (Hons), PGCE Year 5 Class Teacher, Global Studies Coordinator
JD Mrs J Duce CACHE3 Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant
CGE Mr C G Earley MA Art & DT/STEM Coordinator,  Games, Year 8 Tutor
SJE Mrs S J Earley PE/Games, Year 7 Tutor
CEO Mrs C Ellison-Oakes BA Hons PCGE Year 4 Class Teacher, English Coordinator
AF Mrs A Fairs Year 2 Class Teacher
CG Mrs C Griggs Learning Support Assistant
AH Mrs A Hayes Learning Support Assistant
JMH Mrs J M Howes NNEB Pre-Reception Room Leader
SJH Mrs S Henshall Reception Class Teacher
JH Mrs J Herbert Pre-Reception Assistant
SAH Mrs S A Hodder NNEB Reception Assistant
ECJ Mrs E C Jeffery ASA Swimming Swimming Teacher, Pre-Prep Assistant
EJ Mrs E Jordan Pre-Prep Swimming Assistant
IPJ Mr I P Jefferies FA Level 2 (CC) ICT, Games
CAL Mr C A Lesiak FA Level 2 (CC) Director of Sport, Year 6 Tutor (Air)
VMD Mrs V Macia Spanish
EMD Mrs E McDiarmid Year 1 Class Teacher
HAM Mrs H McKenley Pre-Reception Assistant
HJM Mrs H J Mitchell BMus (Hons), PGDip (RCM)  Director of Music, Year 5 Class Teacher, PSHCE Coordinator
MKJ Miss K Mookherjee BA (Hons), PGCE Languages Coordinator, Year 8 Tutor
JEP Mr J Poulson Year 3 Class Teacher
JR Mrs J Read Learning Support Assistant
HRL Mrs H Romer-Lee Learning Support Assistant
EKS Miss E K Shipley Year 4 Class Teacher
JLS Mrs J Smith Learning Support Assistant
FCT Mrs F Taylor Year 1 Class Teacher
DDT Mrs D Thompson Year 1 Class Teacher
LJT Mrs L Thompson Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant
CLT Miss C L Turner BA (Hons), QTS Year 1 Class Teacher
JJU Mrs J Upson Reception Class Teacher
NAW Mrs N Wakeman Learning Support Assistant
LAW Mrs L Watson BA (Hons), PGCE English, Year 6 Tutor
DJW Miss D J Williams NNEB Reception Assistant


PMA Mr P M Allen BSc (Hons) Squash Professional
LA Mrs L Ashton Sports Coach
Miss B Dodd Sports Coach
SCG Mrs S C Goldring Sports Coach
ECJ Mrs E C Jeffery ASA Swimming Swimming Teacher
EJ Mrs E Jordan Pre-Prep Swimming
SAS Mrs S A Spencer BA (Hons), PGCE, ECB Level 2, UKAA Level 2 Sports Coach
RT Mr R Twyman Tennis Professional


FI Mrs F Baldwin Head of Compliance
Mr K Barrett Minibus Driver
ICB Miss I Bradbury Office Assistant
TDB Mrs T Brannon Finance Assistant
Miss M Church Shadow
Mrs L Dyson Admissions Registrar and Head’s PA
LJE Mrs L Elnadi Front Office and Medical Assistant
MF Mr M Ford Groundsman
Mr S French Minibus Driver
Mr O Hilliard Shadow
DLM Mrs D Mallett Health & Wellbeing Assistant
JM Mr J Moore Maintenance Assistant
NJM Mr N Morris Finance Officer
MP Mr M Pavey Caretaker
Miss L Rawaqua Shadow
CNS Mrs C Sismey Marketing Officer
SSS Mrs S Starn Biscuit Club Co-ordinator
Mr B Stephens Sports Hall Manager
PKS Mrs P Swaine Science Technician
Mr M Taylor Maintenance Assistant
PJW Mr P Worton Facilities Manager


Vicki Shreeve Nursery Manager, DDSL
Claire Cutts Nursery Manager, DDSL
Charlotte Taylor SENCO, EYFS Coordinator, Snowdrops & Primroses Team Leader, DDSL
Jo Brooks Team Leader
Jody Latter Level 3 Practitioner
Anna Cracknell Level 3 Practitioner
Shenise Elmes Level 2 Practitioner
Teresa Parry-Davies Nursery Assistant, Level 3 Practitioner
Wendy Seager Nursery Assistant
Snowdrops & Primroses
Michelle Evans Team Leader, DDSL
Sally Tyler QTS and Holiday Club Room Lead
Aimee Ford-Townley Level 2 Practitioner
Kate Hughes Level 3 Practitioner
Emma O’Donoghue Nursery Assistant
Silvia Cadamuro Team Leader, Level 3 Practitioner
Karen Travers Level 3 Practitioner, DSL
Mindy Crane Level 3 Practitioner
Gemma Brooker
Sherry Anne Brookes Nursery Assistant, Level 3 Practitioner
Carol Polley Poppies Language & Literacy Co-ordinator
Emma Roberts Poppies Language & Literacy Co-ordinator
Susannah Starn Lunchtime Assistant


Miss N Barr Catering Assistant
Mrs C Coombs Catering Assistant
Mr A Harvey Chef
Mrs C Jones Catering Manager
Mrs J Goldsmith Catering Assistant
Mrs J Tarbet Catering Assistant
Mrs L Whymark Kitchen Porter


Mr T Curd Brass
Mr G Eaton Woodwind
Mrs F Hill Woodwind
Mrs O Iskas Cello
Mr T Jiggins
Mr C Kuhnert Guitar
Mrs E Nash
Mrs J Plackett Piano & Woodwind
Mrs A Hicks Singing
Mr P Snell Piano
Mr L Tarrant Guitar


Holmwood House Nursery

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


Holmwood House School

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