Who We Are

Hollygirt School is a small independent school near Nottingham city centre for girls and boys aged 3 to 18.

A full staff list for 2023-34 can be viewed below.

Here is a list of our Trustees:

Mrs A Bingham

Chair of Board of Trustees

Mr C Adams

Operations and Finance Committee

Mrs R Archer

Safeguarding / Education and Marketing Committee

Mr J Townsend

Chair of Operations and Finance Committee

Mrs A Turton

Operations and Finance Committee

Dr J West MBE

Chair of Education and Marketing Committee

Here is our SLT:

Our Senior Leadership Team oversee the strategic direction of the school.

Mr D Cholerton

Acting Head, DSL

BA (Hons) (Derby), MA (Derby)

Mrs V Wright

Head of Prep, Deputy Head of Seniors, Deputy DSL (Prep)

BSc (Hons) (Warwick) PGCE (Kingston)

Mrs A Brown

Head of Sixth Form, Deputy DSL

MA (UWE Bristol), BA (Nottingham)

Mr N Rollinson

Assistant Head (Academic), Maths Teacher

BEng (Hons) (Nottingham), PGCE (Nottingham), MA (Nottingham)

Mr C Bowker


BSc (Hons) (Nottingham)

Mr J Goodhead

Deputy Head of Prep, Year 5 Teacher

BSc(Hons), PGCE

Here is a list of our Teaching Staff:

At Hollygirt we have an exceptional teaching staff, who go above and beyond ensuring that each child, at the end of their time with us, has achieved the very best that they can.

Mrs W Atherton

Maths Teacher

MA (Oxford) PGCE (Oxford)

Mr E Beresford

PE / Geography Teacher

BSc (Hons), PGCE (Loughborough)

Mrs P Bond

Classroom Assistant, Playground Supervisor, Deputy DSL

CACHE Level 3

Mrs S Brimblecombe

Subject Co-ordinator of French, Head of KS4

BA (Hons) (NTU), PGCE (Nottingham)

Mrs D Carr

Chemistry Teacher

BSc and PGCE (NTU)

Miss A Cooper

Year 3 Teacher

BA (Hons) (Leeds Beckett)

Mr C Dean

Head of Year 7, Head of Geography, Forest Schools, Deputy DSL

BSc (Sheffield), PGCE (Leeds)

Mr M Dilger

Head of Computing and Careers

BA (Hons) (Derby), MSc (NTU), PGCE (NTU)

Miss M Evans

Learning Support Assistant

Mr G Gray

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs D Griffiths

Head of Religious Studies, Assistant Examinations Officer

BA (Hons) (Leicester) PGCE (Nottingham)

Mrs S Hall

Head of History

BA (Hons) (Southampton), PGCE (Nottingham)

Miss R Hawthorne

Year 3 Teacher (Maternity Cover)


Mrs R Heatlie

Reception Teacher, Deputy DSL (EYFS)

BA (Hons), MA (Wales), PGCE (Bedford)

Miss L Hill

Design Technology Teacher

MSc (De Montfort), BA (Hons) (Goldsmiths), PGCE (Hull)

Miss A Hook

English Teacher (Head of English - Maternity Cover), Head of KS3

BA (Hons) (Loughborough), MA (Loughborough), PGCE (Nottingham)

Mrs H Jackson

EYFS Assistant / Teaching Assistant

NNEB (Nottingham)

Mrs M Jelani

English Teacher (maternity cover)

BA (Hons) (Bedfordshire) PGCE (Oxford)

Ms M Kareer

Classroom Support Assistant

BEd (Panjab), MSC (Panjab)

Mrs C Keyworth

Year 6 Teacher

BA (Hons) (NTU)

Mrs N Khan

Food Technician

Miss M Kirwin

Learning Support Assistant

BA (Warwick)

Ms N Kohut

Head of PE

MSc (Loughborough), BA (Bishop Grosseteste), PGCE (Loughborough)

Miss M Lau

Cover Manager

Mrs H Lovell

Learning Support Assistant

BA (Hons) (NTU)

Mrs M Maher

Year 4 Teacher

BA (Hons) (Anglia Ruskin), PGCE (Birmingham)

Mrs S Mahl

EYFS Assistant, Teaching Assistant, After School Club Supervisor


Mrs A Marley

Food Technician

BA (Leeds)

Mrs P Mason

Classroom Assistant


Dr D McKitterick

Physics Teacher

BSc (Hons) PhD (Nottingham)

Miss H Nisan

Subject Co-ordinator of Spanish

BA (Hons) (NTU), PGCE (Nottingham)

Miss S A Peters

Learning Support Assistant, Examinations Officer

Mrs C Scott

Reception Teacher, EYFS Co-ordinator

BA (Hons) (Reading)

Miss M Seaton

Head of Music

BA (Hons) (York), PGCE (EM Direct)

Mr F Shahrokhshahi

Physics Teacher

MA (Nottingham), BEng (Nottingham), PGCE (Nottingham)

Mrs S Skov

SENCo, 1:1 Pupil Support

PGC Special Educational Needs (Northampton), MA Education Studies (Northumbria), PGCE (Durham), BA History (York)

Mrs H Smith

Art Teacher

MA (NTU), BA (Loughborough)

Mr D Sud

Head of Mathematics

BSc (Hons) (Aston), PGCE (Nottingham)

Miss M Taylor

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs J Thornton

Head of English

BA (Hons) (Nottingham) PGCE (Nottingham)

Mrs S Tibbitts

Year 4 Teacher (maternity cover)

BA (Hons) (Nottingham Trent)

Mrs J Vassell

Learning Support Assistant

Miss E Veal

Biology Teacher

BSc (Hons) (Nottingham), PGCE (Nottingham)

Mrs G Wand

Year 1/2 Teacher

BEd (Hons) (Exeter)

Mrs E Williams

Head of Science

MA (Nottingham Trent), BSc (Open University)

Here is a list of our Office & Support Staff:

Our school is supported by a strong office support team, friendly kitchen staff, efficient caretakers and loyal cleaners.

Mr R Arnold

Science and Technology Technician

BA (Hons), BTEC Nat.(Science)

Mrs S Boswell


Miss T Brown

School Administrator

Miss J Butler

Cook / Kitchen Manager

BA (Hons) (Anglia)

Mr K Freeman


Mr M Harris

Site and Facilities Manager


Miss V Kovalska

IT Technician

Mr J Limb


BA (Hons) (Derby)

Mrs C Schmidt

Admissions and Marketing Manager

BA (Hons) (Strathclyde)

Mrs L Wilkins

Head's PA

BA (Hons) (Nottingham Trent)

Here is a list of our Peripatetic Staff:

At Hollygirt we provide our pupils with the opportunity to develop other skills, during the school day, including individual music and singing classes. We bring in teaching staff specifically for these lessons:

Mr S Bowhill

Miss A Cisar

Mr H Costin

Mr T Davis

Mrs C Loizias

Mr J Robertson

Mrs K Taylor

Speech and Drama

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