We are holding an open event on Tuesday 24th May 2022 from 4 – 6pm.

To book your place at the event, please email

The Team

Principal, John Reilly leads a team of specialist teachers, specialist assistants, therapists and support staff to enable delivery of teaching and learning in the classroom of a broad and balanced curriculum appropriate to the developmental needs of children in relation to their age and phase of education. Each class will be managed by a class teacher, supported by one or two permanent teaching assistants depending on class dynamics.

Below is a list of the current team, it will be updated as more appointments are confirmed.

Senior Leadership Team

Principal John Reilly
Vice Principal – Senior Joe Shepherd
Vice Principal – Primary Anna Huzzey



Class Teacher – Adventurers Marta Nobra
Class Teacher – Explorers Carole Finch


Key Stage 1

Class Teacher – Wood Grace Mirindi
Class Teacher – Parks Jacqueline Bernard-Jones


Key Stage 2

Class Teacher – Tull Ashton Myatt
Class Teacher – Doyle Gemma Peel-Boyce


Key Stage 3

Class Teacher – Johnson Jack Lucas
Class Teacher – Braille Ailis Beirne/ Jolanta Jasiewicz
Class Teacher – Gates Mitch Peterswald
Class Teacher – Wheatley Kate Samuels
Class Teacher – Nazreen Charlotte James


Support Staff

PA to the Principal and Office Manager Tina McMenamin
Site Manager TBC




The progress my son has made is phenomenal, we couldn’t be happier.

We feel very lucky that he is in this school.

Parent February 2022

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