Sherborne Prep is an independent co-educational day and boarding School for children aged 3 - 13 in Dorset




Stimulating inquiry

Stimulating inquiry

Our pupils, seizing the opportunity

Integral to our success

Integral to our success

Our pupils, seizing the opportunity


Staff

We believe that our outstanding staff are integral to our success. They work hard to form pupils for their futures, encouraging kindness, a spirit of enquiry and a lifelong love of learning throughout our community. 

Academic Staff

Rachel Andrews | rachel.andrews@sherborneprep.org
Year 4 Form Teacher 
Rachel completed a degree in History at the University of East Anglia in Norwich and then after a year travelling and working, went back to take a PGCE in Middle Years’ education. Rachel then spent 12 years teaching at a variety of schools in the city, including a special residential school for boys with very challenging behaviour. Rachel has had several senior roles, leading KS2 and 3, English, History and Behaviour Management. Rachel also spent four years as Deputy Head of a Middle School before leaving to have her daughters. Whilst Rachel’s daughters were young, she qualified and worked as a personal trainer but returned to teaching in 2014 when she moved from Essex to Dorset with her husband, daughters and dogs.


Joe Arkwright |
joe.arkwright@sherborneprep.org
Deputy Housemaster | Assistant Co-Curricular
Joe joined Sherborne Prep in September 2021 after spending two years at Oakham School as the Graduate Musician and Resident House Tutor. Prior to this he gained a BMus (Hons) from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, specialising in the Trombone. During his time in Cardiff Joe was fortunate to begin working alongside the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Welsh National Opera performing across the UK. Away from Music Joe is a passionate sportsman, enjoying both Cricket and Golf.


Paul Barraclough |
paul.barraclough@sherborneprep.org
Head of Technology 
Paul joined Sherborne Prep in 2020. He completed a teaching degree in Design Technology at the University of Exeter. Prior to his teaching career, he worked in the field of Engineering as a Design Draughtsman in a variety of areas, the last being within the automotive industry. Paul has taught Technology in both the state and independent sector since qualifying. He lives in South Somerset with his wife, who is one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors and their three boys. On Sundays, you will find Paul at the side of a rugby pitch supporting his children either in Castle Cary or Sherborne. On warmer days, you might see him on his motorbike, a forbidden form of transport in his youth!


Elaine Blake | 
elaine.blake@sherborneprep.org
Head of Learning Support 
Having studied Theology at the University of Wales and then attaining a PGCE from Hughes Hall Cambridge, Elaine taught Religious Education in a state secondary school before taking a break to raise a family. Elaine returned to teaching in the primary sector, initially teaching French before deciding to specialise in learning support. Elaine has completed the PG Cert National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination with Plymouth University and worked as a SEN Coordinator in a local primary school for a number of years. In her spare time, Elaine enjoys gardening, attempting to manage her allotment and occasionally dusting off her flute.

 

Tom Briggs | tom.briggs@sherborneprep.org
Year 1 Teacher
Tom completed a degree in Modern History from the University of St Andrews and worked briefly in politics before training at Bath in Primary Education. He was a class teacher in the state sector in London before taking up a post as KS2 Leader at Airthrie Prep in Cheltenham. He has two young daughters at SPS and his wife, Jessica, is Deputy Head (Pastoral) at Sherborne Girls.


Karen Browne | 
karenh.browne@sherborneprep.org
EAL Teacher


Rose Chatfield | 
rosemary.chatfield@sherborneprep.org
Geography Teacher 
Rose completed a Geography degree at Reading University and her PGCE at Oxford University. In between qualifications, Rose spent a couple of years living in Italy, teaching English and gaining first-hand experience about Italian culture, geography and food. With her son, Rose moved to Dorset and enjoys continually exploring the natural beauty that can be found across the Southwest. 


Julia Catovsky | 
juliaa.catovsky@sherborneprep.org
Maths Teacher
Julia has been teaching maths for over 15 years after graduating from the University of Exeter. Her most recent full-time teaching post was at Holy Trinity School where she was the Assistant Headteacher, Head of Maths and a year 6 class teacher. Julia is a keen bridge player, enjoys badminton, plays the violin and is currently learning Spanish. She has been an SPS parent for 11 years with both her boys attending since nursery.


Daniel Fernley | 
daniel.fernley@sherborneprep.org
Physics Teacher
After a catholic grammar school in Bolton, Daniel moved to Eliot College, Canterbury to study Physics with computer science. Having completed a PGCE at Trinity College, Oxford, Daniel’s first teaching post was in North London where he ran the physics department for two years before deciding to move abroad to take up a post at the British School of Milan before returning to England to become an assistant housemaster at a boarding school in Berkshire. All of Daniel’s three children have gone through the Prep, thoroughly enjoying their time. Daniel’s wife, Donna, is a teacher of English in a prep school in Dorchester. 

Grace Finney | grace.finney@sherborneprep.org
Reception Teacher
Grace studied Psychology at Lancaster University and went on to do her QTS at the University of Cumbria. Prior to being her at SPS she was Head of Pre-Prep at Rossall School, an independent boarding school in the north west of England, also teaching year 2. She grew up in a family of teachers and has always had a passion for teaching.


Annie Gent | 
annie.gent@sherborneprep.org
Deputy Head (Pastoral) | English Teacher
With a Degree in English and Classics from University of Nottingham and qualified teacher through Nottingham Trent, Annie has just completed a MEd in Educational Leadership. Annie oversees the pastoral care at the School and has a passion for good mental health and emotional wellbeing. She runs the Personal Development of all pupils in the school and teaches senior English. Annie thoroughly enjoys her role working closely with children, parents and staff. 


Janine Gates | 
janine.gates@sherborneprep.org
Head of Academic Projects | Head of History | Humanities Faculty Lead
Janine joined Sherborne Prep in 2012 as Head of History and senior history teacher. After graduating from Bournemouth University with BA (Hons) in History and Literature, she completed her PGCE at Exeter University. Prior to the Prep, Janine was at Hooke Court where she was responsible for Key Stage 2 and was Head of Humanities. Within her career she has taught A’ Level History and also enjoyed many years as a Higher Education Lecturer in the history department at Bournemouth University. She is now the ‘Humanities Faculty Lead’ here at the Sherborne Prep and responsible for the smooth running of these departments. During her spare time, she enjoys visiting exhibitions and historical buildings, live music, literature, and having travelled extensively in Central and South America, is always keen to embark on another adventure.


Vicki Green |
vicki.green@sherborneprep.org
Head of Drama 
Vicki filled her school life playing in every musical ensemble and performing in every play that she could get a part in. She studied Drama and Dance in York, and got her first professional job as a Musical Director with a West End creative team before leaving university. She worked as an Actor/Musician for four years, mostly touring and particularly enjoyed a year's contract in a musical in Paris. She then undertook a PGCE in Senior Drama at Birmingham. The Prep is Vicki's third school, having moved here after eight years as Director of Drama in Bangkok. She is currently studying with The British Wheel of Yoga to become a fully qualified yoga teacher.


Briony Harris | 
briony.harris@sherborneprep.org
Deputy Head (Academic)
Before moving into the teaching profession, Briony graduated with a BA(Hons) in Music and Psychology from the University of Exeter, worked for The Wombles (yes, really!) and then spent a very happy five years working for Comic Relief. It was after this, and teaching in the state sector for a couple of years, that Briony developed an interest in special educational needs. Briony has a particular drive to understand an individual pupil's profile and how best to support them finding the best version of themselves. She has a keen interest in the science and research behind teaching and learning to help ensure pupils are as engaged and motivated as possible in the classroom. 


Dan Chiappa-Patching | 
dan.patching@sherborneprep.org
Housemaster 
Having spent his formative years at Marlborough College and teaching at Timbertop in Australia (Geelong Grammar’s outward bounds campus), Dan taught Secondary P.E. and later headed the department at Dubai International Academy Secondary School. Whilst in Dubai, he also qualified to be part of the UAE National Rugby Team where he travelled and played semi-professional rugby and competed in the World Cup Rugby 7s tournament in 2009. He then took a break in teaching to open a coffee shop in Cardiff before returning to education as Director of Boarding and Head of Boys' Games at Sherborne Prep.

Laura Harper | laura.harper@sherborneprep.org
Head of Girls Games | Year 3 Form Teacher  
After graduating with a Degree in Psychology from Loughborough University, Laura continued to spend most of her time playing cricket for England and travelling the world. After retiring from International Cricket, Laura taught sport in many primary and secondary schools before doing a primary PGCE at Marjon in Plymouth. Laura teaches English, Maths, History, Geography and lots of sport at The Prep. Laura loves adventure and spends much of her spare time on the slopes, on a boat or on a beach; always keen to see the world in all its glory. 


Tamsin Holroyd | 
tamsin.holroyd@sherborneprep.org
Librarian 
As a Naval child, Tamsin spent her early years living in New Zealand and Portugal but was educated in the UK. Having completed a B.Ed. Hons in English Literature, Tamsin taught Years 2, 3 and 4 at Garden House in London for many years before moving to the Blackmore Vale over twenty years ago. Tamsin and her husband, James, have three children and one grandson called Reggie. Tamsin loves reading works by William Barnes, Thomas Hardy, children's authors and has a special interest in poetry, Russian Literature and the Brontës – their family Labrador is even named after Mr Rochester's dog in Jane Eyre! 


Tabitha Iles |
tabitha.iles@sherborneprep.org
Head of English | Year 6 Form Teacher
After graduating from Cardiff University with BA (Hons) in English Literature, Tabitha completed a Secondary English PGCE at Homerton College, Cambridge.  She started her teaching career at an 11-16 state school before moving to the Dragon School in Oxford.  Tabitha has since worked in a number of prep schools where she has been an Assistant House Mistress, Head of Year and a Head of English. She is passionate about teaching on both an academic and pastoral front and aims to instil confidence, enthusiasm, creativity and a love of literature in every child. Outside of the classroom, Tabitha enjoys writing poetry, reading, spending time with her family and taking their cocker spaniel for walks.


Nicola Johnson |
nicola.johnson@sherborneprep.org
French Teacher
Nicola studied French and Latin at Jesus College, Cambridge, and then trained as a chartered accountant. After working in this field for several years, both in England and in Zimbabwe, where she grew up, Nicola took a PGCE at Bath University, and began her teaching career in the state sector. She has spent 10 years at Bruton School for Girls, teaching at primary and secondary level including Sixth form. Her teaching subjects have included English, Latin and German, as well as French. Nicola lives in Dorset with her husband and has three sons and a daughter.


Rosie Hendry |
rosie.hendry@sherborneprep.org 
Head of Music | Year 7 Form Teacher
Rosie grew up in a musically vibrant Welsh community where she began studying Violin, Viola, and Piano from a young age. She began her musical educational journey as a teenager co-directing a branch of Gareth Malone's 'Military Wives Choir' in her local village, as well as playing in numerous other ensembles, orchestras, and choirs. Rosie began teaching as a peripatetic instrumental teacher whilst at university in Southampton, where she also discovered her talent for conducting and arranging. She has since gone on to train with artists such as Alice Farnham and Paarvo Jarvi and has since been teaching music in the UK and Italy for several years. In her spare time, Rosie enjoys cycling, running, learning about wine, and travelling with her trumpet playing partner. 


Suzy McLeod |
suzy.mcleod@sherborneprep.org
1-1 Learning Support Teacher 
Suzy had a calling to work with children. After an initial career working at Shell and Citi Bank as a Facilities management consultant, Suzy took the decision to change careers, in order to make a difference to the lives of young people. She spent several years working in a Learning Support Department at a secondary school before becoming a Mum to Harrison and Mary. Harrison is attending the boat building academy in Lyme Regis and is also a trained blacksmith. Mary is now in Year 8 at the Gryphon and loves being creative. Suzy is passionate about Yoga and interior design and is also learning to paddle board! Suzy is a 1:1 learning support teacher who works predominantly in the junior part of the Prep. She is hugely impressed by the fun and nurturing environment that is evident at the school. The pupils are kind and polite and she enjoys our positive and supportive community. She loves being part of the SPS team.


Sam O'Neal |
sam.oneal@sherborneprep.org
Graduate Gap Student 
Sam has been studying music at the University of Cambridge since 2019 and will graduate this summer. His interests extend well beyond purely music. Sam has taken part in multiple sporting activities such as tennis and cycling, as well as adventuring into the world of Ballroom and Latin dancing during his time at Cambridge, reaching the beginner-level semi-finals at the university nationals in Blackpool! Along with sporting activities, he gets much enjoyment from reading, cooking and just about anything creative.


Alastair Poulain |
alastair.poulain@sherborneprep.org
Director of Adventure, Community and Leadership | English and PD Teacher | Year 5 Form Teacher | Military Children Mentor
Alastair completed a degree in History at Bristol University, and then an iPGSE at Buckingham University. In between, he spent a few years in an infantry regiment, a few years in venture capital in the west end and then 12 years co-founding and running a travel company. Now with a young family and wife, Hayley, they both enjoy teaching young children. Alastair teaches English, History, French and Leadership as well as being regularly involved in Sport at the Prep. 


Richard Pyman | 
richard.pyman@sherborneprep.org
Head of Scholarships | Latin and English Teacher  | Year 8 Form Teacher 
Richard joined Sherborne Prep in 2017 after a PGCE in Classics from King’s College, London. He previously worked in London, latterly being a director of two banks. He studied Latin and French at Pembroke College, Cambridge and has an MBA from the City University Business School. He loves cricket and played, mainly without success but with huge enjoyment, both for Cambridge and Dorset. He is a Trustee of the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation, which helps underprivileged and disabled children through cricket (and kindness). He also loves horses and was an undistinguished point-to-point jockey. He lives in West Dorset with Corinna, a potter, and their three boys. 


Jonathan Roberts | 
jonathan.roberts@sherborneprep.org
Head of Science | Maths Teacher | Year 5 Form Teacher 
Having gained a BSc (Hons) in Zoo Biology from Nottingham Trent, Jonathan went on to work in zoological collections and became an amateur Entomologist. Jonathan completed his PGCE at the University of Buckingham and has returned to his childhood home of Sherborne to teach Science at the Prep as well as helping out in the boarding house have recently achieved a Certificate in International Boarding with BSA (Boarding Schools Association). Jonathan lives in Sherborne with his wife, Lucy, and enjoys fly-fishing in his spare time. 


Mark Roca | mark.roca@sherborneprep.org
Head of Sport
Mark gained a Sports Science degree at Kingston University and a Masters in Sports Biomechanics from the University of Western Australia. He has taught PE for 14 years, also working as head of department at Reading School and St Boniface’s Catholic College in Plymouth and is passionate about pastoral care in schools. Mark is very much looking forward to supporting the school and the sports staff in furthering the quality of sports provision at Sherborne Prep.


Edward Scott |
edward.scott@sherborneprep.org
Graduate Gap Student 
Ed has spent the last year working at Mount Kelly in Devon, where he has been a key member of the prep department's sport and boarding teams. Ed is a keen cricketer and rugby player having played at club level, as well as representing his school and university. Ed graduated from the University of Plymouth with a degree in Environmental Science and he hopes to train to teach Geography whist still being as involved as possible in coaching the sports he loves as one of our Graduate Resident Assistants.


Martin Stepney | 
martin.stepney@sherborneprep.org
Head of Maths and Digital Lead | Year 7 Form Teacher
Martin has been teaching for 13 years, within the state sector and independent sector, after completing his degree from The University of Plymouth.  Prior to a career in education, Martin has worked for some very exciting companies including Apple, Toyota and The Royal Bank of Scotland. During a strong career in education, he has led a number of curriculum subjects, as well as being a member of a senior leadership team in a HMC 3-18 independent school.  Martin brings vast experience of delivering co-curricular activities, playing a number of teams sports, and a background in music and acting.


Andrew Treavett | 
andrew.treavett@sherborneprep.org
Deputy DSL | Head of Junior Maths | Year 4 Form Teacher 
After reading Law at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, and spending six months travelling through South America and Australasia, Andrew worked as a Solicitor in the City of London for over 12 years. He specialised in corporate tax, working on many high profile and international transactions and spent six months working in Paris. After volunteering at two London inner city schools, Andrew completed his primary PGCE with a Maths specialism at Exeter University. Andrew is Head of Junior Maths, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and a Level 3 qualified Forest School Leader. 


Camilla Vaughan | 
camilla.vaughan@sherborneprep.org
Teaching Assistant 
After further studies in Nutrition, Camilla worked in the HQ of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme.  She then left to go on expedition to Chile with Raleigh International, which was followed by several years in the logistics and hospitality side of the motoring world of endurance racing and touring cars.  Camilla returned to Raleigh International HQ helping organise and run corporate challenges in Africa and Asia, before moving to Hong Kong and then Sydney for thirteen years where she had two children. Camilla trained as a junior therapist in ABA (a method of early intervention for children with autism) and moved back to the UK in 2014.  She has been working at Sherborne Prep mainly as a teaching assistant for seven years and completed an HLTA in 2019. Camilla loves the outdoors and has two pet pigs. 


Natalie McFarlane | 
natalie.mcfarlane@sherborneprep.org
Sports Teacher 
Natalie studied Sports Science at University of Kent. After a few years of PT and exercise to music teaching in gyms, she completed a PGCE at Plymouth Marjon University. Natalie spent 10 years teaching in both state and private schools before taking a career break to raise a family and support her husband’s medical training. During this time, she completed various coaching courses and volunteered at various clubs whilst supply teaching. Natalie moved from Shropshire with her husband and three daughters in 2019 for her husband’s job and managed to find her dream job at Sherborne Prep shortly after. 


Andy Reid | 
andy.reid@sherborneprep.org
Sports Coach 
Andy is a Level 3 hockey coach with many years of experience at all levels from club to school to Futures Cup. He has won several National titles with clubs and schools dating back to the year 2000.

Fernando Velázquez | Fernando.Velazquez@sherborneprep.org 
Head of Art | Year 6 Form Teacher 
Fernando took his PGCE at Buckingham University having graduated from Kensington and Chelsea College, London in Fine Art Management & Professional Practice. Fernando also completed a Foundation course of History of Modern Art and a BTEC New Art Practice & Theory course at Chelsea College of Art & Design. Fernando studied Law at the University of Murcia and Seville until moving to England in 1996. Since then, he has exhibited as a professional artist worldwide whilst developing his teaching. Having previously taught Spanish, as part of the Modern Languages department, Fernando is our Head of Art, as well as teaching Personal Development and being a Year 6 Form Tutor.  Fernando is also a trustee of Dorset Visual Arts and part of their executive board.

Cassie Wood | cassie.wood@sherborneprep.org
Head of Pre-Prep | Year 2 Teacher
Cassie graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BEd with Maths in 1998. She began her teaching career in South West London, working at a number of inner city schools, teaching across all the primary age groups. With two young children in tow, Cassie moved with her family to Sherborne where she initially worked at Milborne Port Primary School as the Deputy Head before her career was rudely interrupted by the arrival of a further two children, twin boys! Four children made teaching full-time naturally challenging, however Cassie continued to teach at Trent Young's Primary School whilst also using her well-honed skills to provide private tutoring for children on a one-to-one basis. She joined Sherborne Prep in October 2020. When presented with a spare moment, Cassie enjoys running and keeping fit. 


Lucy Roberts | 
lucy.roberts@sherborneprep.org
Year 5 Teacher
Lucy grew up in Sherborne and went to school locally, then moved to Brighton to study Human Sciences B.Sc at the University of Sussex. During this time, Lucy spent 6 months as an exchange student in Brisbane attending the University of Queensland. Upon returning to the UK, Lucy completed a PGCE in Primary with a science specialism at Exeter University. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys baking and cake decorating and being outdoors in the Dorset countryside.


Jen Waddon |
jennifer.Waddon@sherborneprep.org
Toddler Group Leader
Jen began her career in a pre-school as a nursery assistant before taking a position as a primary teaching assistant based in early years and KS1. Later qualifying as a SEND Teaching Assistant 2014, Jen supported children with many different learning needs across EYFS and KS1 & 2 before finding a love for teaching both Phonics and Speech and Language. Jen is simply bursting with ideas to entertain our youngest and arguably most excitable members of the SPS community!


Becky Horlock | 
rebecca.horlock@sherborneprep.org
Nursery Teacher
Becky has worked in the Early Years for many years, either nannying or within Nursery settings and has an NVQ 3 in Early Years’ Education, a Foundation Degree and a BA (Hons). Becky thoroughly enjoys providing the youngest children with a stimulating environment and watching them grow and develop through the school. During her spare time, Becky enjoys nothing more than making special memories with her own children during the holidays.


Elly Martin | 
elly.martin@sherborneprep.org
Nursery Teacher
Elly joined Sherborne Prep School in 2013. She grew up in Shaftesbury and from a young age she trained in gymnastics at Port Regis School. Elly went on to coach gymnastics before working in the Childcare sector where she gained level 2 and 3 qualifications in Children's Care Learning and Development. Elly has 2 young children who she loves spending time with and they all particularly love going on adventures! 

Support Staff

Charlotte Carty | admissions@sherborneprep.org
Registrar
Charlotte studied Law at University, qualified as a solicitor and worked in the City as well as internationally. Returning to the UK from Moscow with her 3 children, she joined Sherborne Prep School in 2013 and has worked in the Marketing and Admissions Department since, most recently as Registrar. Outside of her life at school, Charlotte enjoys walking with her 2 very naughty terriers, gardening, playing tennis and researching military history.


Paul Curran | 
paul.curran@sherborneprep.org
Groundsman
Paul joined Sherborne Prep in in 2007, having studied sports turf and countryside management at Kingston Maurward College. Paul joined the Fire & Rescue Service in 2011 as a retained fire fighter based in Sherborne. He is on call for 120 hours a week which means he is often on duty during his working day at the Prep. The children really enjoy it when Paul brings the fire engine into school and teaches them all about fire safety and what it means to be a firefighter.


Jason Dwyer | 
jason.dwyer@sherborneprep.org
Head of Maintenance


David Cole | 
bursar@sherborne.org
Sherborne Group Bursar
David assumed the role of Bursar in January 2021 having previously held a number of senior roles within both the private and public sectors.  
After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of St Andrews and both a masters and doctorate from the University of Southampton, David began his working career in Hospitality and Leisure with Whitbread plc, working primarily on the early expansion of the Costa Coffee brand post acquisition. His experience of developing and translating strategy into delivery, soon led to senior strategy-based roles with the Law Society and the Serious Organised Crime Agency.  Following London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, David joined the executive team of the UK Sports Council for the Beijing, London and Rio squads, ultimately being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2011.
To spend more time with his family David took a role closer to home with the University of Sussex in 2015 as Director of Planning & Performance, with leadership responsibility for the professional staff supporting the University’s eleven Schools of Study. David is married to Vicky with two children who are growing up far too quickly.


Allison Evans | 
allison.evans@sherborneprep.org
Assistant Bursar


Sue Fisher |
sue.fisher@sherborneprep.org
Matron
Sue joined Sherborne Prep in 2019 as a school matron and can often be seen patrolling the rugby matches on cold winter days, a far cry from her time in Australia.  Living in Sydney, she worked in medical recruitment specialising in support to Outback Communities and humanitarian support to the South Pacific Islanders. Sue returned to the UK in 2007 and settled in the south west, starting up her own business teaching first aid across education to both teachers and children. Sue has worked in healthcare - commercial and clinical - her entire professional life. Living locally she loves being out in the countryside or down by the coast. 


Jane McCloskey | 
jane.mccloskey@sherborneprep.org
School Receptionist 
Jane grew up in the Lake District surrounded by beautiful scenery, lots of tourists and plenty of opportunity to develop the customer service skills she has used ever since. She met her husband while working in France and they lived in Hampshire, New Zealand and Spain before settling in Dorset with their two sons. Jane spent 9 happy years at Sherborne Girls before joining Sherborne Prep in 2019. She thoroughly enjoys her role in the busy School Office where there is never a dull moment!


Jo Pepper | 
joanna.pepper@sherborneprep.org
Head's PA 
Jo studied music at the University of Edinburgh and went on to do various conservation projects around the world, including some time spent with orangutans in Malaysia! She met her husband training to be a field guide in South Africa, and after returning to England she decided to train as a primary teacher. Jo has now spent 14 years working in schools, mostly in the south west of England and is very happy to now be part of the SPS family!


Margaret Raman | 
billing@sherborneprep.org
Billing Accounts Assistant 
Margaret returned to the UK in 2017 after living in Botswana for over 30 years where she worked as an administrator in a private primary school. Margaret enjoys walking in the countryside and spending time with her son in Bristol. 

Anne Richards | anne.richards@sherborneprep.org
School Administrator 
Anne joined The Prep in 2013 as School Secretary and is now the School Administrator. She has a daughter and two sons who live and work in London and in her spare time, Anne provides independent welfare support to the Royal Marines, coming from four generations of service in the Armed Forces. With an interest in genealogy, Anne has traced her family back to Tudor times and enjoys helping others to discover their family trees and tales. She also has a legendary love of all things chocolate! 


Lizzie Watson | 
lizzie.watson@sherborneprep.org
Marketing Officer
Lizzie joined the Prep in August 2021. Over the last 10 years Lizzie has worked in creating digital content for entrepreneurs and luxury brands and has a passion for start-ups and individuals who want to make a stand in the world. A huge advocate for education, local politics and governance, Lizzie is Chair of Governors at Trent Young's Primary School. Before having her children she worked for many years as an agency nanny and activity class play leader from birth to 4 years and went on to run her own company as a Children’s Party Entertainer! 
Lizzie is also a certified Nurturing Birth Doula, Hypnobirthing Teacher, and qualified life coach. Lizzie has a passion for nutrition, gut health and holistic practice and is a bit of an advocate for the infant microbiome and epigenetics. Lizzie has three children, lives in Sherborne and is the illustrator for the Sherborne Times. 


Zoe Sheffield | 
zoe.sheffield@sherborne.org
Head of Marketing, Sherborne Group
Zoe is the Head of Marketing for the Sherborne Group which involves overseeing the marketing of Sherborne Prep, Sherborne School and Sherborne International having previously held positions as Head of Marketing for both Sherborne School and Sherborne Prep. Prior to this Zoe spent seventeen happy years at the Royal High School Bath GDST where she was Director of Sport for thirteen years before moving on to become Director of Marketing and Outreach following the completion of the CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing. A keen sportswoman Zoe is often to be found heading for the hills on her bike or helping at local children’s sports clubs.

 




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