Knighton’s greatest asset is its teaching staff, an experienced and close-knit team. Academic staff work closely with the care staff to ensure that all children are happy and achieving their potential.

Staff are always available to discuss any parental query or concern. There are formal parent/teacher consultations twice a year and detailed reports are written for each child from Reception onwards, at the end of the autumn and summer terms. There are half-termly assessment grades in the Prep. Graduate Assistants or ‘Gaps’ are young women who help out at Knighton House for a year. They are usually taking a year out before or after university courses and often they come from around the UK and beyond — Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. Knighton girls quickly become devoted to them — and vice versa.


Mr R Gainher BSc (Hons), LSE

Deputy Headmistress

Mrs H. Dominey, B.A. (Hons) Sheffield University PGCE

Assistant Head

Miss Charlotte Weatherly

Teaching Staff

Mrs A. Bogue, BA (Hons); PGCE Reading University

Mrs S. Crossley-Weir, BA (Hons) University of Wales, College of Cardiff; PGCE (Cantab), Law Dip.

Mr J. Dean, MA Christ Church, Oxford ; PGCE

Mrs H. Dodd, BEd Westminster College Oxford

Mrs V. Dunkerly, BSc (Hons) University of Southampton; PGCE University of Luton

Mrs E. Haynes, Degree in Education, Spanish; Degree in Industrial Relations (University Valle de Mexico); Certificate for Adult Training (Alcatel University); Diploma in Management Development (University La Salle)

Mrs S Granados, BA (Hons) University of Wales;  PGCE University of Bath

Mrs K. Walker, BA (Hons) Fine Art UWIC; MA Sculpture, Winchester School of Art

Mrs G. Geliot, MA Education, Open University;  BSc (Hons) Open University;  ESOL, CELTA Certificate (Cantab)

Mrs. L. Morrell, Masters degree Online and Distant Educations, Open University; PGCE, Homerton College, Cambridge; BA Technology, Social Science and Education, Open University

Miss S Skellorn, BSc (Hons) Applied (Equine) Science University of Essex;  PGCE, Mid Essex ITT University of Greenwich

Mrs J Mortimer BSc (Hons), PGCE, PGCert (SEN) University of Exeter; PGCert

Catherine Eves, University of Wales – BA English & Sociology


Miss L. Carpenter A.R.C.M Flute

Mr C. Daly Cert. Ed.L.R.A.M Guitar

Miss R. Fraser, L.T.C.L. Violin / Viola / String ensemble

Mrs E. Huntriss, LRAM, GNSM Cello

Mrs L. Leese , L.T.C.L. Piano

Mr D. Price, B.A. (Hons) Brass / Wind ensemble

Dan Baker, Keele University – BSC Electronic Music and Electronic Engineering, Piano

Mrs J Willcock, King Alfred’s College, Winchester – BA Performing Arts, Singing


Mrs Rosie Spencer, BEd, Human Movement Studies with Geography Bedford

Mrs S. Hughes, BEd (Hons) PE studies with French, Bedford College

GTP PE, Chichester University, QTS Holyhead

Mrs Jemma Gosling, BA HONS in Secondary Physical Education with QTS, University College Chichester


Head of Riding

Miss A Bolton BSC, UKCC Level 2 Equestrian Coaching

Mrs C Goddard, BHS Assistant Instructor

Miss M Herridge, Equine Apprentice

Learning Support

Mrs J Mortimer BSc (Hons), PGCE, PGCert (SEN) University of Exeter; PGCert

SpLD Edge Hill University

The Orchard

Mrs H. Nye, BA (Hons) QTS University of Surrey, EYPS

Mr P. Duffy, BA (Hons) Primary Education, University of Winchester

Mrs Sharon Elliott, City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Diploma

Mrs Amanda Binns, NNEB National Diploma


Mrs S. Hughes, BEd. (Hons) PE studies with French, Bedford College

Speech and Drama

Miss E. de la Poer, LVCM (Hons) ALAM

Ballet, Tap and Modern

Mrs P. Notley


Mr J. Perry

Bursar's Assistant

Mrs R. Baker

Admissions Secretary

Mrs M. Burton

Administration Staff

Mrs S Roberts – Reception

Mrs K Nairn – Reception

Mrs A Gainher – Executive Assistant to the Head

Mrs L Fox – HR & Estates Administrator

Boarding Staff

Head of Boarding
Ms Diana Glont

School Matron
Mrs Lynne Wyatt

Relief matrons
Mrs Diana Farms
Mrs Victoria Makosa

GAP Assistants

Marnie Ball

Reilly Cobley

Graduate GAP

Miss Tamsin Doar

Relief matron: Mrs D Bonham Christie