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We are very proud of both our teaching and support staff.

Their dedication, experience and willingness to go the extra mile to benefit the whole school community, is a very big part of what makes our school unique. Please use the following links to jump directly to a specific section:


Senior Leadership Team
Title Name Subject
Headmistress Mrs E Pattison French
Head of Junior School Mrs S Bradshaw  
Deputy Head (Academic) Mr C Burnie Maths, Computer Science
Deputy Head (Welfare, Systems and Innovation) Mr D King Maths, PSHE
Assistant Head (Curriculum) Mr M Pickering Geography
Deputy Head of Junior School Mrs S Raja  
Director of Marketing Mrs F Cook  
Director of Finance and Operations Mr J Nelson  


Junior School Teaching Staff
Name Subject
Mr D Bentley Music
Mrs K Bower KS2
Mrs R Broyd Drama
Mrs A D'Aranjo EYFS
Mr P Eaton KS2
Miss L Hansford KS2
Mrs A Johnson KS1
Mrs M Krishnamurthy Computer Science Teacher
Mrs S Macdonald KS1
Mrs C Male KS2               
Mrs N Mitchell KS1
Mrs J Monaghan KS2
Miss C Newman PE
Mrs C Pickett EYFS
Mrs S Vaughan  KS2
Mr A Wilks KS2
Mrs E Wragg KS1
Teaching Support Staff (Junior)
Mrs R Abrahams Nursery
Mrs R Andrewartha Lunchtime Asssistant
Miss S Brock Nursery
Miss E Cheetham Teaching Assistant
Mrs C J Durling Teaching Assistant
Mrs L Khan Lunchtime Asssistant, Ivy Club
Miss O MarlowIvy Club Supervisor
Miss K Porteous Ivy Club
Mrs K Redmond Teaching Assistant, Breakfast Club
Miss J Richmond Ivy Club
Mrs A ReevesLittle Ivys Supervisor
Mrs B Rowe Teaching Assistant
Ms Wilkinson-FarquarsonIvy Club Supervisor
Admin Staff (Junior)
Name Subject
Mrs C Macmillan Admin Assistant
Mrs J Young Admin Assistant


Senior Teaching Staff
Name Subject Title
Ms I Angeon French Form Tutor 8A
Miss K Arakelyan Music  
Ms L Austen English, Drama Head of Years 8 & 9
Miss N BaptistBiology 
Mrs S Beck PE Head of Upper School
Mr R Brady Computer Science Head of Computer Science, Form Tutor 8B
Mr C Calderwood Economics, Business Head of Economics/Business, Form Tutor 12CC
Mr P Coley Physics Form Tutor 7C
Mr L Connors French, Spanish  
Mrs R Conrad Biology Head of Science, Form Tutor 13C
Miss S Copland PE Form Tutor 7C
Mrs H Corner Geography Head of Geography, Form Tutor 12HC
Ms A Cotton English Head of English, Form Tutor 12AC
Mrs P M Diez Ramos Spanish Head of Spanish, Form Tutor 9D
Miss L Dixon PE Acting Head of PE, Head of Year 7
Ms J Ellard English Form Tutor 9E
Ms K Fenwick History Head of History, Form Tutor 11KF
Mr A Fletcher Mathematics Form Tutor 11AF
Mr J Gaudoin Chemistry Form Tutor 8G
Ms E Gell Biology, Chemistry  
Mrs S Gower RS Acting Head of Sixth Form, Head of Careers 
Mrs P Kainth Psychology  
Miss S Kelly RS Head of RS, 10K
Miss S Kermani Mathematics Form Tutor 7K
Mrs A Kugathas Biology  
Ms S Leitner German  
Mr J Loudon Classics Head of Classics
Mr J Metcalfe PE  
Mrs M Murray History

Head of Year 8

Ms B Nowitzke Mathematics Form Tutor 10N
Mrs L Palmer Art, 3D Design  
Miss A Paris French Head of French
Mrs L Ridgway French  
Mr J Robertson Art Form Tutor 7R
Mrs H Sharples Learning Support  
Mrs F Simmons Physics Head of Physics
Mrs E Smith Art, 3D Design Head of Art & 3D Design, Form Tutor 13S
Mr M Suranyi Music Director of Music
Mr R Symes German Head of German
Mrs C TookeEnglish 
Mrs T Thompson Chemistry Head of Chemistry, Form Tutor 13C
Mr J Thorpe History  
Mr J Vickery English, Government and Politics Head of Government and Politics, Form Tutor 13V
Mrs E Webb Drama Head of Drama, Deputy Head of Upper School
Mrs J Wright Biology, Chemistry  
Mrs M Zielska Mathematics Form Tutor 13Z, Head of Mathematics


Admin Staff (Senior)

Job Title

Miss M Bellarby Deputy Manager (Sports Club)
Mrs J Bloxsome School Nurse
Mr L Butler Caretaker
Mr M ChampionMinibus Driver
Mrs B Congram  Administrative Assistant
Mr C Grimwood Sports Club Manager
Mr S Haridasan ICT Technician
Mrs S Hart Data, Examinations and Assessment Officer
Mrs A Hurst Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Mrs P JaquesCrossing Supervisor
Mrs L Johnson Speech and Drama
Mr A Lubinski Caretaker 
Mr L Mercer Caretaker
Mrs R Milne Finance Assistant
Mr L Parker Caretaker
Ms A Phillips  HR and Compliance Officer
Mrs V Reeve Finance Manager
Miss A Richards Premises Manager
Mrs K Roe Marketing, Events and Alumnae Officer
Mrs S Smith  Admissions Registrar
Miss M Walker Office Manager
Miss F Williams Headmistress' PA
Language Assistants
Name Subject
Ms S Leitner            German               
Mrs M Maquieira Spanish
Mrs L Ridgway French
Gap Tutors
Name Job Title
Miss N Lee Gap Year Student
Miss B Noble Gap Year Student
Miss M Sheehan Gap Year Student
Name Job Title
Mrs K Abrams Learning Resources Manager
Mr A Bishop External Lettings, AV Technician & Website Administrator
Mrs E Deblock  Science Technician (Chemistry) 
Miss J Duyt Art Technician
Mrs S Hayes Science Technician (Biology)
Miss P Salmon Science Technician (Physics)
Peripatetic Music Staff
Name Subject
Mr D Cox Clarinet/Saxophone
Mrs J Cox Flute
Mr B Ellsbury Piano
Mrs H Gascoyne Piano
Mrs S Hackett Violin and Viola
Mrs J Healey Double Bass
Mr C Kimber Percussion
Mr A Moore Guitar
Miss L Nagioff Cello/Yr 3 Cello Class
Mr D Scott Brass
Mrs L Strange Piano
Miss V Walker Cello
Miss C Wild Singing
Mrs P Wyatt Violin and Viola
Local Governing Body
Name Position
Mrs J Baker  
Mr D Garrard OBE  
Mrs G Holden  
Mrs L Lipczynski  
Mr R Patel  
Mr A Spiro Chairman
Mrs E Wilson  

Please CLICK HERE to view their biographies and HERE to download them

The Chair of Governors can be contacted c/o Ms Fiona Williams, PA to the Head and Clerk to the Governors, Croydon High School, Old Farleigh Road, Selsdon, South Croydon. 020 8260 7502 –


The Trustees of the school are the Trustees of the GDST, details of whom can be found on THIS PAGE of the GDST website. The Chairman of the Trustees, Juliet Humphries can be contacted via Alison Smith at the GDST office -

Staff Vacancies

Croydon High School is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) which employs around 3,500 teaching and support staff across 23 schools and 2 academies.

Competitive salary scales and other excellent conditions of service are standard across the GDST and employees have access to pension schemes and a range of other staff benefits.

The GDST is committed to the safeguarding of children. For this reason, child protection screening applies to all posts. 

Current Vacancies

If there are any vacancies, there are links to them below. If no vacancies are shown, you are advised to return to this page regularly as the site is updated every time a vacancy is advertised. The information packs and appropriate application forms can be downloaded from these links.  Details of who to send completed application forms to can be found in the information packs.

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