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Who We Are

Hollygirt School is a small independent school near Nottingham city centre for girls and boys aged 3 to 16.

A full staff list can be viewed below.

Here is a list of our Trustees:

Mrs A Turton

Dr D Costley


Mr C Adams

Mrs R Archer

Rev S Baylis

Mrs A Bingham

Mrs J Roche

Mrs L Rudkin

Mr J Townsend

Mrs C Wood

Here is our SLT:

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

Mrs P S Hutley


BA (Hons) (Worcester), PGCE (Aberystwyth) MSc (Huddersfield)

Mr C Dean

Deputy Head

BSc (Sheffield), PGCE (Leeds)

Mrs V Wright

Head of Juniors

BSc (Hons) (Warwick) PGCE (Kingston)

Mrs L Hudson


Here is our ELT:

The SLT is supported additionally by the Extended Leadership Team (ELT).

Mr J Goodhead

Deputy Head of Junior School

BSc (Hons) (NTU), PGCE (Cambridge)

Mrs N Howlett

Senior Teacher (Pastoral Care) (Senior School)

BA (Hons) (Sussex), PGCE (IOE, London)

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

Mrs S Brimblecombe

Subject Co-ordinator of French

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

Mrs P Bond

Classroom Assistant and Playground Supervisor

CACHE Level 3

Miss A Brusby

Learning Support Assistant

BA (Hons) (De Montfort)

Mrs D Carr

Chemistry Teacher

BSc and PGCE (NTU)

Miss A Cooper

Year 3 Teacher

BA (Hons) (Leeds Beckett)

Mrs J Cooper Cassady

Head of Design Technology

BA (Hons), PGCE (NTU)

Mrs L Crawford

1:1 Pupil Support

OCR Level 5 Diploma

Mr P Deacon

PE Teacher

BEd (Sheffield Halam)

Mr M Dilger

Head of Computing and Careers

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

Mr A Firth

Head of Science

BSc (Manchester), PGCE (Manchester)

Miss D Fry

Head of Art & Design

BA (Hons) (Derby), PGCE (Nottingham)

Mrs K George

Pupil Development / EHCP Co-ordinator


Mr J Goodhead

Deputy Head of Juniors, Year 5 Teacher

BSc (Hons) (NTU), PGCE (Cambridge)

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 Z Head

Food Technician

HND (Lincoln)

Mrs R Heatlie

Year 1 Teacher

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

Miss H Nisan

Subject Co-ordinator of Spanish

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

Miss A Hook

English Teacher

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

Mrs N Howlett

Head of Geography, Senior Teacher (Pastoral) and SEND Co-ordinator

BA (Hons) (Sussex), PGCE (IOE, London)

Ms M Kareer

Classroom Support Assistant

BEd (Panjab), MSC (Panjab)

Mrs C Keyworth

Year 6 Teacher

BA (Hons) (NTU)

Mrs N Khan

After School Club Assistant


Miss M Lau

Cover Supervisor

Mrs S Mahl

After School Club Supervisor and Classroom Assistant


Mrs P Mason

Classroom Assistant


Dr D McKitterick

Physics Teacher

BSc (Hons) PhD (Nottingham)

Mrs J Morgan

Head of PE

BEd (Chichester)

Mrs H Nicholson

Nursery Teacher

NNEB (Nottingham)

Mr J Ockelford

PE Teacher

Mrs A O’Looney

English Teacher (Maternity Leave)

BA (Hons) (Huddersfield), PGCE (Aberystwyth)

Miss M Purchase

Year 4 Teacher

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

Mr N Rollinson

Maths Teacher and Examinations Officer

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

Mrs C Scott

Reception Teacher, EYFS Co-ordinator

BA (Hons) (Reading)

Mr D Sud

Head of Mathematics

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

Miss M Seaton

Head of Music

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

Mrs M Thompson

Learning Support Assistant

MA (Hons) (Edinburgh)

Mrs J Thornton

Head of English

BA (Hons) (Nottingham) PGCE (Nottingham)

Mrs G Wand

Year 2 Teacher

BEd (Hons) (Exeter)

Miss L Williams

Learning Support Assistant

BSc (Hons) (Aston)

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)

Miss J Butler

Cook / Kitchen Manager

BA (Hons) (Anglia)

Mr M Harris

Site and Facilities Manager


Miss A Hill


Miss R Hutley

Marketing Manager

BA (Hons) (Warwick), PGCert (Nottingham)

Mrs N Marriott

School Secretary

BA (Hons) (Swansea)

Mr C McDonald


Mr S Neilson


Mrs C Schmidt


BA (Hons) (Strathclyde)

Mrs A Bamber

Admissions Manager and Headmistress' PA

CIPD – Assoc, Post Grad Marketing & Comms – MCIM

Miss E Young

IT Technician

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:

Miss A Bailey

Piano Teacher

Mrs S Bellamy

Singing Teacher

BMus (Hons) (Birmingham Conservatoire) ALCM, LLCM

Mr D Bohane

Guitar Teacher

Mr J Robertson

Drum Teacher

Mrs K Taylor

Speech and Drama Teacher

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