“Pupils feel encouraged to achieve their best while enjoying their school days.”

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 Adam King  – B.A. Hons QTS (Leeds) PDES (Leadership and Management)

Adam studied English at Leeds University. He remained ‘up north’ and started his career in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales at Giggleswick School as an Assistant Housemaster and English teacher. After a few years, he moved south, to become Head of English and Drama at St. Faith’s Preparatory School, in the heart of Cambridge. It is in Cambridge where Adam met his wife Claire, a teaching assistant, and they now have three teenage children.

In 2004, he took up the post of Deputy Head at Thorngrove and was appointed as its Head, five years later. He has been Headmaster at Thorngrove School, in Highclere, ever since. As well his day job, he is also a Compliance and Educational Quality Inspector for ISI, on the Academic Committee for the Independent Schools Examinations Board and the Secretary of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools District 10 Committee. He finds these additional roles interesting, fulfilling and enjoyable and feels that in many ways they support his role as a Head by giving him fresh ideas and challenging him to be the best person (and Head) that he can be.

In his spare time, Adam enjoys running (he has run a couple of London marathons and a few half-marathons), walking and cooking. Although his playing days are over, he supports Bath rugby club and enjoys watching them at the Recreation Ground in Bath. Adam loves the theatre, whether it’s regional or West End and also enjoys going to the ballet at Covent Garden and Sadler’s Wells. Adam and his family are thoroughly enjoying Winchester and making the most of living in such a beautiful city, as well as the surrounding countryside.

‘I am truly excited to have been appointed to lead a school that has such a strong sense of community; embraces a broad, challenging and ‘character building’ curriculum and is ambitious for its future.’

Senior Leadership Team


Mr Adam King BA Hons, QTS (Leeds), PDESHeadmaster
Mr Alex Greenaway BEd Hons, MA EdDeputy Headmaster
Mrs Poppy Hughes BScBursar
Mrs Lucy Brown MA Hons, PGCEHead of Pre-Prep
Mrs Gillian Jones  BEd HonsHead of Wellbeing
Mr Ian Thomas BA Hons, PGCEHead of Expeditions & Adventure / Head of Maths
Miss Shelly Say BA Hons, PGCEHead of EYFS, Nursery Teacher
Mrs Alex Crowhurst-Jones BEd HonsDirector of Teaching and Learning

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

Email for staff:

Mr Graham Arkley BA Hons, PGCE, PE SECDirector of Sport
Mrs Chloe Barton BA Hons, PGCEYear 1 Teacher
Mrs Silviya BoylinTeaching Assistant
Miss Rebecca Brewer BA HonsNursery Leader
Mrs Lucy Brown MA Hons, PGCEHead of Pre-Prep
Mrs Sarah Burbridge BA Hons, QTSTeaching Assistant
Mrs Alison Carter BA Hons, Fd CounsellingTeaching Assistant
Mrs Ana Chapero-Hall MA, PGCEReception Teacher
Dr Jemma Chinappen BM, BSc, PGCEHead of Science
Mrs Abigail Costello BA Hons, PGCEYear 4 Teacher
Mrs Sonia Cragg  BSc Hons, MSc, PGCEYear 5 & 6 Teacher
Mrs Sarah Edmunds BTEC Nat. Dip. Nursery NursingTeaching Assistant
Mrs Melissa Gardiner BA Hons, PGCEDrama Teacher
Mrs Abbie Goater Level 3 NVQNursery Practitioner
Mrs Rebekah Gosling BSc Hons, PGCEYear 2 Teacher
Mrs Hayley Griffith BA Hons, PGCETeaching Assistant
Mrs Susan Gritti BA Hons, MA Ed (SEN)Head of Learning Support
Mrs Carolyn Hance BEd HonsYear 3 Teacher
Mrs Sarah Head BA Hons, QTSHead of Modern Foreign Languages
Mrs Tania Hodges BA Hons, PGCE, Level 5 OCRLearning Support Teacher
Miss Louise Hodson BA Hons, PGCEYear 1 Teacher
Mrs Gillian Jones BEd HonsHead of Wellbeing / English KS2/Year 5 Tutor
Mrs Kathryn Little BEd HonsHead of Girls’ Games
Mrs Jan Lyon PCertLAMSpeech and Drama Teacher
Mr Alex Macdonald BA Hons, PGCEYear 4 Teacher
Mrs Saffi Mant BSc Hons, PGCEHead of Design and Technology (DT)
Miss Helena Marshall BSc Hons, QTSYear 3 Teacher
Mrs Charlotte McMillan Level 3 NVQ Children’s Care, Learning and DevelopmentDeputy Nursery Leader
Mrs Sharon McPherson BEng HonsTeaching Assistant
Mrs Shamina Meah BA HonsTeaching Assistant
Mrs Caro O’Brien BA Hons, MAHead of Art
Mrs Anna Pegler BA Hons, PGCEPre-Prep French, Teaching Assistant
Mrs Harriet Pleydell-Bouverie MSc, Level 5 Dip in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/SpLDLearning Support Teacher
Miss Shelly Say BA Hons, PGCEHead of EYFS /Nursery Teacher
Mrs Naomi Small MA Hons, PGCEHead of English / Year 6 Tutor
Miss Louise Temple Level 5 qualification Early Years Foundation DegreeNursery Practitioner
Mr Ian Thomas BA Hons, PGCEHead of Maths / Year 6 Tutor /Head of Expeditions & Adventure
Mrs Laura Thomas BA Hons, PGCEArt Teacher
Mrs Patrizia Thompson BA HonsYear 2 Teacher
Mrs Lieske Wade NNEB Norland DiplomaTeaching Assistant
Mr Andrew Walker BA HonsHead of Digital Learning / Year 5 Teacher
Miss Rebecca Warren BSc Hons, PGCETeaching Assistant
Mrs Francesca Watts BA Hons, PGCEReception Teacher
Mrs Rebecca West BA HonsTeaching Assistant
Miss Sue Williams BA HonsHead of Music
Master Monty Jones PAT (Pets as Therapy)School Wellbeing Dog
Sports Coaches
Mrs Karen AustinSports Coach – Netball, Hockey, Cricket
Mr James Bailey BSc HonsSports Graduate
Mr Ashley Brown BEd HonsSports Coach – Football, Rugby, Cricket
Mrs Nicola Davies BA HonsSports Coach – Netball, Hockey, Cricket
Ms Jenny FrostSports Coach
Mrs Cathy KirbySwim Coach
Peripatetic Music Teachers
Mr John GrindeyPeripatetic Music Teacher – Guitar and Ukulele
Mr Andrew HaymanPeripatetic Music Teacher – Singing and Piano
Mrs Janet HuntPeripatetic Music Teacher – Piano, Flute and Fife
Mr Martin LewisonPeripatetic Music Teacher – Brass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard and Ukulele
Miss Lucinda PillowPeripatetic Music Teacher – Piano
Mr Aaron ShrimptonPeripatetic Music Teacher – Drums
Mr Paul StilesPeripatetic Music Teacher – Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute
Ms Helen TuckerPeripatetic Music Teacher – Viola and Violin
Miss Sue WilliamsPeripatetic Music Teacher – Brass, Singing and Piano
Mrs Fiona WillsherPeripatetic Music Teacher – Singing and Piano
Mrs Amanda WilsonPeripatetic Music Teacher – Viola, Violin and Piano

Operations Team

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Administration Team
Mrs Lisa Doyle ACAFinance Assistant
Mr Nicholas Henshaw B Eng HonsIT Technician
Mrs Pippa KayHeadmaster’s PA
Mrs Mandy Oakley RGN, NMC, Level 2 Counselling, NUCO FAA First Aid TrainerMatron
Mrs Wendy Osborne BA HonsMusic Department
Mrs Louise Roest MA (Cantab), BA HonsHR & Compliance Administrator
Mrs Lucy Tilley BA Hons, ACAFinance Manager
Mrs Emma Vincent BA Hons, PGCERegistrar
Mrs Lucinda Watt BA Hons, FCIMHead of Marketing & Communications
Estates Team
Mr Dean SticklandEstates Technician/Caretaker
Mr John BellAssistant Caretaker
Mr Roddy WirgmanAssistant Caretaker
Miss Danuta NiemiecDomestic Team Supervisor
Mrs Beata Kukuczka-KogutDomestic Team
Transport Team
Ms Julie RoscoeTransport & After School Clubs Administrator
Mr Jon BellBus Driver
Mr Gary BettridgeBus Driver
Mr Phil DoughtyBus Driver
Mr Peter GreavesBus Driver
Mrs Claire SlyBus Driver
Mr Ben SoperBus Driver
Mr James TewBus Driver
Mr Roddy WirgmanBus Driver
Catering Team
Mr Ondrej VrabelChef Manager
Mrs Bonnie FarwellFront of House Supervisor
Mr Andras SariSous Chef
Mrs Davina AdamsCatering Assistant
Mrs Lisa ScrivensCatering Assistant