“Pupils are inspired by their (teachers’) enthusiasm and interest in their subjects, which provides an environment in which they are eager to learn.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate

Prince’s Mead has a large body of staff all of whom are whole-heartedly committed to the education of the boys and girls under their care.

If you would like to get in touch with any of our staff, please use our contact us page or use the person’s name in this email format:


Mr P Thacker MEd BA Hons PGCE FRGS

Peter Thacker was appointed as Headmaster of Prince’s Mead in September 2018. Before this he was Deputy Headmaster of Lambrook School, a coeducational boarding and day school in Ascot, Berkshire and, prior to this, Deputy Headmaster of Daneshill School.

After university Peter attended The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Commissioned into The Royal Dragoon Guards he spent eight years of his service in a variety of roles serving in Germany, Canada, Cyprus and the Middle East.

Peter is a passionate advocate of Prince’s Mead’s culture of holistic education, celebrating academic excellence and the acquisition of skills. He has led several school expeditions, be it the Three Peaks Challenge or to Transylvania; regions to which he is well-acquainted.

Peter is married with two young children. When time allows, Peter can be seen tracking bears in the Carpathian mountains or skiing. Peter completed a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership in 2017, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a member of IAPS and an ISI Team Inspector.

Senior Leadership Team


Mr Peter Thacker MEd BA Hons PGCE FRGSHeadmaster
Mr Alex Greenaway BEd Hons MA EdDeputy Headmaster
Mr Richard White BA HonsBursar
Mrs Emma FieldHead of Learning and Innovation
Mrs Lucy Brown BA HonsHead of Pre-Prep
Mrs Gillian Jones  BEd HonsHead of Wellbeing
Mr Ian Thomas BA HonsHead of Expeditions & Adventure / Head of Maths

The Governing Board

The Board is responsible for the well-being of the school as a whole, taking or endorsing strategic and financial decisions, monitoring the School’s finances, and appointing the Headmaster.

Please follow this link to view our Governing Board 

Teaching Staff


Mr Graham Arkley BA Hons PGCEDirector of Sport
Mrs Martine Barraclough MEdYear 3 Teacher
Mrs Silviya BoylinTeaching Assistant
Miss Rebecca Brewer BA HonsNursery Leader
Mrs Susie BrineNursery Practitioner
Mrs Lucy BrownHead of Pre-Prep
Mrs Alison CarterTeaching Assistant
Mrs Abigail Costello BA Hons PGCEYear 3 Teacher
Miss Jemma Dyson BA HonsYear 3 Teacher
Mrs Sarah Edmunds BTEC Nat. Dip. Nursery NursingTeaching Assistant
Mrs Sarah HeadHead of Modern Foreign Languages
Mrs Emma FieldHead of Learning & Innovation / Year 4 Teacher
Mrs Stephanie GaughranTeaching Assistant
Mrs Maria GreenTeaching Assistant
Mrs Hayley GriffithTeaching Assistant
Ms Susan Gritti BA Hons MA Ed (SEN)Head of Learning Support
Mrs Tania HodgesLearning Support Teacher
Miss Louise Hodson BA Hons PGCEYear 1 Teacher
Mrs Gillian Jones BEd HonsHead of Wellbeing / English KS2/Year 5 Tutor
Mrs Heidi Lancaster BA HonsHead of Science
Mrs Kathryn Little BEd HonsHead of Girls’ Games
Mrs Jan Lyon PCertLAMSpeech and Drama Teacher
Mrs Saffi Mant BSc Hons PGCEHead of Design and Technology (DT)
Mrs Shamina MeahTeaching Assistant
Miss Kate Merrick BA Hons PGCEYear 2 Teacher
Mrs Charlotte McMillanNursery Practitioner
Mr Jon Murray-Walker BA HonsYear 4 Teacher
Mrs Caro O’Brien BA Hons MAHead of Art
Mrs Kate PerkinsTeaching Assistant /Forest School Assistant
Miss Shelly Say BA Hons PGCEHead of EYFS / Reception Teacher
Mrs Harriet Pleydell-BouverieLearning Support Teacher
Mrs Naomi SmallYear 6 Tutor
Mrs Louise TempleNursery Practitioner
Mr Ian Thomas BA PGCEHead of Maths / Year 6 Tutor /Head of Expeditions & Adventure
Mrs Patrizia Thompson BA HonsYear 2 Teacher
Mrs Lieske WadeTeaching Assistant
Mrs Francesca Watts BA Hons PGCEReception Teacher
Mr Andrew Walker BA HonsHead of Digital Learning / Year 5 Teacher
Mrs Sarah Wilkinson BEd Hons MA EdYear 6 Teacher / STA Co-Ordinator
Miss Sue Williams BA HonsHead of Music
Miss Chloe WoodYear 2 Teacher
Master Monty JonesSchool Wellbeing Dog & Hampshire Search & Rescue Trainee
Sports Coaches
Mr Alex AimeesSports Coach – Football, Rugby, Cricket
Mrs Karen AustinSports Coach – Netball, Hockey, Cricket
Mr Ashley Brown BEd HonsSports Coach – Football, Rugby, Cricket
Mrs Nicola Davies BA HonsSports Coach – Netball, Hockey, Cricket
Peripatetic Music Teachers
Mr Andrew HaymanPeripatetic Music Teacher – Singing and Piano
Mr Martin LewisonPeripatetic Music Teacher – Brass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard and Ukulele
Mrs Lucinda PillowPeripatetic Music Teacher – Piano
Mr Aaron ShrimptonPeripatetic Music Teacher – Drums
Mr Paul StilesPeripatetic Music Teacher – Clarinet and Saxophone
Mrs Bambi ThackerPeripatetic Music Teacher – Flute
Mrs Diane WakefieldPeripatetic Music Teacher – Viola and Violin

Support Team


Administration Team
Mrs Pippa KayHeadmaster’s PA
Mrs Emma VincentRegistrar
Mrs Leela Bennett BA Hons, CIMHead of Marketing
Mrs Mandy OakleyMatron
Mrs Sue OrganFinance Officer
Mrs Lisa DoyleFinance Assistant
Mrs Julie BookerFinance Assistant
Mrs Wendy OsborneMusic Department
Mr Timothy EdgertonIT Assistant
Estates Team
Mr Ben Stuckey BA HonsEstates Manager
Mr Vince WingentAssistant Caretaker / Groundsman
Mr Dean SticklandEstates Technician/Caretaker
Mr John BellAssistant Caretaker
Mr Roddy WirgmanAssistant Caretaker
Mr Keith EdwardsHead Gardener
Mr Georgi FerrasDomestic Team
Miss Danuta NiemiecDomestic Team Supervisor
Mrs Beats Kukuczka-KogutDomestic Team
Transport Team
Mr Hugh FoxTransport & After School Clubs Manager
Mr Gary BettridgeTransport Supervisor/Bus Driver
Mr Jon BellBus Driver
Miss Sam DarleyBus Driver
Mr Peter GreavesBus Driver
Mr James TewBus Driver
Mr Roddy WirgmanBus Driver
Mr Del WadsworthBus Driver
Mr Phil DoughtyRelief Bus Driver
Catering Team
Mr Ondrej VrabelChef Manager
Mrs Bonnie FarwellFront of House Supervisor
Mr Andras SariSous Chef
Mrs Davina AdamsCatering Assistant
Mrs Emma MigliettiCatering Assistant