Meet our People



Academic Staff


C.P.M. King, M.A. (Dunelm), Geography

Deputy Head (Academic)

J.W. Rich, B.A. (Cardiff), History

Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Mrs. A.M. Ewington, M.A. (Nottingham) C.Biol., MSB., Biology


Academic Staff

  • Miss. R.E. Adams, B.A. (Italia Conti Academy), Drama
  • Dr. S.W. Ainge, B.Sc., Ph.D (Newcastle), C.Chem, F.R.S.C., Head of Chemistry
  • Miss. E.S. Allcoat, B.Sc. (Bristol), Physics
  • T.P. Allen, B.A. (Kent), History; Politics; Head of Sixth Form
  • D.J. Armitage, B.A. (Oxon: St Hughes), M.A., PhD. (Nottingham), Biology
  • J.M. Barker, B.Mus, M.Mus (Royal College of Music), Assistant Director of Music; Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Mrs. A.C. Barre, B.A. (Birmingham), French
  • Mrs. J.A.P. Barrow, B.Ed (Liverpool), Textiles, Design & Technology
  • Dr. D.D. Boyce, MPhys (Lancaster), PhD (Leicester) CPhys MinstP , Physics
  • W.D. Burns, B.Sc. (Edinburgh Napier), Design & Technology
  • Mrs. A.J. Button, B.A. (Loughborough), Physical Education
  • Mrs. C. Calland, B.A. (De Montfort), Physical Education
  • Mrs. J.R. Carr, B.A. (Roehampton), Head of Religious Studies
  • Miss. Z. Carter, B.Sc. (Leicester), Mathematics; Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Mrs. C.E. Charles, BTh. (Cantab: Selwyn), Learning Support
  • Miss. M.J. Clapham, BA.(Hons), M.B.A.Ed, PGC:SpLD (Leicester), PGC:SENCO (Northampton), SpLD APC and TPC (Patoss), Head of Learning Support
  • Mrs. P. Clare, B.Sc. (Leicester), M.Sc (Imperial College), Biology; PSD Co-ordinator
  • F.W. Clayton, B.A. (Wolverhampton), Religious Studies
  • P. Cox, B.Sc. (Wales: University College of Wales), Biology; Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Miss. L. Crampton, M.Eng. (Hull), Design and Technology, ICT; Staff Development Officer
  • Dr. D.M. Crawford, M.A., D.Phil (Oxon: Jesus), M.Ed. (Bristol), M.A. Ed. (O.U.) M.Sc. (O.U.), Head of Mathematics
  • Mrs. A.J. Davies, M.A. (De Montfort), Art
  • G.D. Davies, M.A. (De Montfort), Head of PE and Games
  • Mrs. K.R. Douglas, B.A. (Liverpool), French, Italian & EAL
  • A.N. Duffield, B.Sc. (Wales: University College of Wales, Cardiff), C.Biol, MSB, Head of Biology
  • H.A. Ellis, B.Sc. (Loughborough), Physical Education
  • K. Esmail, B.A. (Portsmouth), Economics
  • Dr. S.L. Ewers, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Bristol), Biology
  • Mrs. S.M. Faire, B.Sc. (Surrey), Mathematics, Maths Learning Support
  • Dr. C.H. Fearon, B.Sc. (Liverpool), Ph.D. (Birmingham), Biology; AQA Baccalaureate EPQ Centre Co-ordinator for Enrichment Programme
  • Mrs. H.T. Feasey, B.A. (Stellenbosch, South Africa), Geography
  • T.E. Fishpool, B.A. (Newcastle), Geography   
  • Miss. N.J. Fletcher, B.A. (Dunelm), M.Ed. (Cantab: Homerton), French and Italian; Head of Year 7
  • Dr. K.L. Fulton, B.Sc. (Dunelm), PhD. (Nottingham), Biology
  • C.I.J. Gilham, B.A. (London), Classics
  • Miss. E. Graff-Baker, M.A. (Oxon: Queens), Music
  • Mrs. A.L. Griffin, B.A. (Essex), M.A. (Loughborough), Head of Drama
  • J.M. Griffin, M. A. (Cantab: Fitzwilliam), Deputy Head of English; Theatre Studies
  • P.M.  Handford, M.A. (Oxon: Queen´s), Chemistry
  • Mrs. W.E. Harvey, B.A. (Loughborough College of Art & Design), Head of Design & Technology
  • Ms. S. Haywood, B.Ed. (Worcester College) B.A. (O.U.), Art
  • Dr. A. Higginson, M.Phil (Essex), Physics 
  • Mrs. M. Higginson, B.Ed, M.A (Toronto), English; Editor of Leicestrian
  • Mrs. A.J. Hillier, B.A. (Nottingham), Religious Studies
  • Mrs. V. Hird, B.A. (Leicester), History
  • Miss. L. Howd, B.Sc. (East Anglia), Mathematics
  • C.W. Howe, B.Ed (C.N.A.A. Crewe & Alsager College), Director of Sport
  • Miss. N. Hughes, B.A. (London), English; Staff Induction & Teacher Training
  • J.T. Hunt, B.A. (Reading), English; AQA Baccalaureate & Extended Project Team Leader; Head of Sixth Form
  • Mrs. J. Hutchinson, B.Ed. (Durham), M.A.Ed (O.U), Physical Education; i/c Academic P.E; Mathematics
  • G. Inchley, B.Sc. (Hull), M.Sc. (Bristol), Deputy Head of Mathematics
  • R.A. Jacobs, B.Sc. (Leeds), B.A. (Open University), Mathematics
  • C.S. James, M. A. (Cantab: Girton), Mathematics, Director of Studies
  • Mrs. C.L. Jess, M.A. (Cantab: Gonville & Caius), French & Spanish; AQA Baccalaureate Taught Skills Programme Co-ordinator; Head of Year 11
  • Dr. A.J. Kendall, M.A., D.Phil (Oxon: Wadham and Linacre), Chemistry
  • Mrs. R.E. Kendall, B.A. (Dunelm), M.A. (Goldsmiths), English
  • R.W.S. Kidd, B.A., M.A. (Ulster), Head of English
  • A.T. King, M.Chem (Loughborough), Chemistry
  • Miss. J.L. Knight, B.A. (De Montfort), Art & Design
  • Mrs. N.L. Laybourne, B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. (Loughborough), Physical Education
  • T.A Lemon, B.A. (Bedfordshire), Physical Education; Head of House – Masters
  • R.L. Longson, B.A. (Wales: The University College of Wales, Aberystwyth), Dip.C.G. (L.G.M.B, Swanley), M.C.D.I., Head of Career Development
  • D.M. Lupton, B.A. (Exeter), Deputy Head of Modern Languages
  • D.W. Maddock, B.A. (Bristol Polytechnic), M.A. (Leeds Polytechnic), Head of Art; AQA Baccalaureate VLE Co-ordinator
  • Sra. I. Manktelow, B.Sc. (Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico), Spanish
  • Sra. P. Matalobos, B.A., M.A. (Santiago dé Compestela), Spanish Assistant
  • Mrs. H.C. May, B.A. (Wales: University College of Wales, Aberystwyth), Head of Geography
  • D. McCann, B.Ed (Leicester), Physical Education
  • R.J. McLean, B.A. (Oxon: Lady Margaret Hall), Head of Classics
  • P. Moore-Friis, B.A. (De Montfort) PGDIP (Oxford), CIM DIP, Head of Economics, Young Enterprise Co-ordinator
  • Miss. J. Mould, B.Ed (Bedford College of HE), Head of Preparatory Department
  • N. Murray, B.Sc. (Imperial), M.A. (London), M.Sc. (Sheffield Hallam), Mathematics
  • Mrs. E.J. Nelson, B.A. (Northumbria), German
  • Mrs. E. Nisbet, B.Ed (Trent Polytechnic), Food Technology
  • Mrs. F. Paton, DEUG and Licence (Bordeaux), French
  • Miss. A.M. Patterson, B.Sc. (Sunderland Polytechnic), Chemistry; Head of House - Duke's; Community Service Co-ordinator
  • J.J. Peake, B.Sc. (Coventry University), Geography
  • Miss. L. Percy, B.A. (Derby), Graduate Sports Fellow
  • A.J. Picknell, B.A. (Manchester), M.A. (London), Head of History
  • D. Pilbeam, M.Chem (Nottingham), Chemistry; Examinations Officer
  • Mrs. K.G. Pollard, B.Sc. (Loughborough), Mathematics
  • L. Potter, Physical Education; Head of Year 8
  • R.J.K Preece, M.A. (Warwick), History and English
  • S.J.R. Radford, B.Sc. (Sheffield), Mathematics
  • P.T.G. Reeves, B.Sc. (Manchester), Head of Physics; Head of Science
  • Mrs. S.J. Sains, M.A. (Oxon: Lady Margaret Hall), Mathematics
  • Mrs. M. Sian, B.A. (Middlesex), Head of Information & Communications Technology and Computing
  • Miss. L.M. Sicard, B.A. (Sorbonne), French Assistant
  • Dr. A.E.M. Schofield, M.A., PhD (Manchester), Classics
  • Mrs. S. Stout, B.Sc. (Aston), Head of Modern Languages
  • T.A. Thacker, B.Ed.(C.N.A.A: Crewe & Alsager College), Physical Education; Head of Year 9
  • Mrs. J. Tompkins, B.A. (Leicester), Religious Studies; Head of Year 10
  • Dr. A. Vassilliou-Abson, B.A. (Athens), M.Phil, PhD (Birmingham), Classics; Charities Co-ordinator
  • J.R. Walker, B.A. (Warwick), Classics
  • Dr. D.M.T. Whittle, B.Mus., Ph.D (Nottingham) (BMus, PhD), Director of Music
  • D.R. Willis, B.Sc. (C.N.A.A: Portsmouth Polytechnic), Science; Senior Head of House, Head of House - Vice Chancellors
  • Ms. Y. Yau, B.A. (De Montfort), Extra Curricular Mandarin Chinese
  • Dr. S. Yeomans, M.A, PhD (Loughborough) Politics, Head of Politics; School Council Link Teacher

Support Staff

Business Director

  • Mrs. A. Shakespeare, M.A. (Cantab: Fitzwilliam) F.C.A.


  • L. Berry, Groundsman
  • Miss. N. Berry, Pool & Sports Technician
  • Ms. J. Bessell, Receptionist
  • Mrs. S. Brooks, Finance Assistant
  • Mrs. J.H. Carter, Music Department Administrator
  • Mrs. S. Cole, Laboratory Technician
  • Mrs. A. Dhesi, Food Technology Technician
  • Mrs. B. Dickens, Site Services
  • A.E. Duncombe, Security Officer
  • P. Durham, Security Officer
  • Miss. K. England, Database Co-ordinator
  • Revd. Canon. S. Foster, B.Mus.,B.A.,Ph.D., Chaplain
  • D. Foster-Bateman, Facilities Services Manager
  • R. Gill, B.Sc. (Hons), Senior IT Technician
  • Mr. S. Harrison, Site Services
  • J. Harvey, DT Technician
  • Mr. J. Hickens, IT Manager
  • Mrs. L. Hodgson, MAAT, Finance Assistant
  • Mrs. N.L. Hunt, B.A. (Hons), Head of Marketing (& LGS Admissions)
  • Mrs. P. Ingham, Assistant Librarian
  • Mrs. B. James, B.A. (Hons), Admin/Reprographics
  • C.M. Kilduff , Groundsman
  • Miss. J. McCarthy, Lifeguard
  • Mrs. L. Midgley, BSc. (Hons), DipLib MCLIP, Librarian
  • J. Moore, Groundsman
  • Mrs. A-M. Neal, Receptionist & Administrator
  • A. Needham, Site Services
  • Mrs. K. Noray, Financial Controller
  • Mrs. K. Obhi, Laboratory Technician
  • Mrs. N. Pankhania, B.A. (Hons), Exams Administrator
  • Mrs. M. Parmar, Finance Assistant
  • Mrs. E. Parsons, B.A. (Hons), HR Administrator
  • Mrs. J. Parsons, Dip HE in Nursing (Adult and Child), School Nurse
  • Mrs. R. Patel, Listener
  • E. Ramsden, Head Groundsman
  • Mrs. J. Rogers, BSc. (Hons), Laboratory Technician
  • P. Ryan, Head of Site Services
  • Ms. S. Shepherd, Academic Administrator
  • P. Smith, Site Services
  • Mrs. H. Tedder, Laboratory Assistant
  • Mr. G. Wehemba, IT Technician
  • S. Young, B.Sc., Art Technician

Head Boy & Girl


Aran Abeysundera - 2016-2017

What subjects are you studying in the Sixth Form?
This year I have been studying English Literature, Philosophy and Ethics, History and Biology.

What do you like to do outside of school?
A lot of my free time consists of participating in a range of sports including football at weekends and cricket in the Summer which gives me a much needed break from my studies. Also, for many years I have played the acoustic and electric guitar which has always been entertaining for me, but my brothers may not feel the same way because of the noise!

Within school I have especially enjoyed being a part of the Young Enterprise team and managing Team Horizon where we reached the County Finals. Also, I have completed my Student Support training and I am looking forward to helping other pupils next year.

What do you want to do when you leave LGS?
Unfortunately, unlike some people, I have not got my whole future planned out just yet, but my plan right now is to go to University and study Law.  As well as this, I intend on travelling to different countries such as Thailand and America to experience life outside of England and learn from the diverse cultures around the world. 


Orla Horan - 2016-2017

What subjects are you studying in the Sixth Form?
I am currently studying English Literature, History, Chemistry and Latin - a bit of an odd mix!

What do you like to do outside of school?
Beyond the classroom, my main hobby is acting; I am currently working towards my Grade 6 LAMDA exam and have just been selected to join the National Youth Theatre. When I’m ‘off stage’, I really enjoy watching plays – particularly the NYT ‘Live’ broadcasts to the cinema as it saves a trip down to Stratford-upon-Avon or London! Thanks to the LGS debating society, I have also developed a keen interest in debating and was recently part of a team that reached the regional finals of the ‘Debating Matters’ annual competition. The rest of my free time is spent working part-time as a supermarket cashier, volunteering (through both the school’s charity committee and in local events), and playing netball for my local club.

What do you want to do when you leave LGS?
I am hoping to study either Law or English Literature at University. Further down the line, I would love to become a barrister or a journalist – though I think I would be pretty content with any job that involved a lot of reading, writing and the occasional debate!