St Philip's School


St Philip’s has a well-qualified, long-standing and dedicated teaching staff. There has been a remarkable continuity and loyalty of teaching staff over the years, which has been of huge benefit to the pupils. Apart from the team of full-time class and subject teachers, St Philip’s has the benefit of a Roman Catholic chaplain, a highly professional in-house learning support unit, a director of music who oversees several instrumental teachers and professional sport and swimming coaches.

St Philip’s is fortunate to have a full time housekeeper, Mrs Sue Arnold. Mrs Arnold is an ex-parent and former governor of the School. She looks after domestic arrangements ranging from supplying second hand uniform and providing medication for boys who are not feeling well to providing staff lunch and presenting the prizes at Sports Day!

A vital and traditional post at St Philip's is that of Junior Master. It is a short-term appointment intended for gap-year students and young people looking for life experience or working experience in the teaching profession. Junior Masters at St Philip's have organised plays, sports activities and trips abroad in the past, and we are always on the look-out for suitable candidates.

Staff List

Senior management

Head Master, Mr Wulffen-Thomas (English Form 6)

Deputy Head, Ms Hawtone (Geography Forms 6-8, Maths Form 5 with NS)

Deputy Head (Academic), Mr Jeffery (English Forms 7 & 8 & RS Forms 4-8)

Form teachers

Form 8W, Mr Walters (Mathematics Forms 6-8)

Form 7, Mr Lamb (History Forms 4-8, Science 3)

Form 6, Mr Schirone (French Forms 3-8)

Form 5, Mr Darling (Games & PSHE Forms 5-8)

Form 4, Mrs Sullivan (SENCo & RS. Form 3)

Form 3, Mrs Purnell

Teaching staff

Classics, Mr Aitken (Mythology Form 5, Latin Forms 6-8)

Art & VR, Mrs Bolam (VR Form 4 & 5)

Director of Music, Mr Cole

Mr Mannering (Science Forms 4-8)

Junior Master, Mr Caderni (Geography Forms 3, 4 & 5)

Junior Teacher, Miss Hegarty (ICT Forms 3 & 4)

Maths & English, Mr Singh (English Forms 5 & 6 and Maths Form 5)

Administrative and non-teaching staff

Registrar & Head Master’s PA, Mrs Kendall

School Secretary and Assistant to Registrar, Mrs Kaye

Teaching Assistant, Mrs Gilfeather

Housekeeper, Mrs Arnold

School Chaplain, Fr Rupert McHardy


Dog, Otto

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