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.

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 (History Form 8, Verbal Reasoning Form 5)

Deputy Head, Mr Corr (English Forms 7 & 8)

Director of Extra-Curricular, Mr Whittock (Geography and Verbal Reasoning Form 6, Science Form 3)

Form teachers

Form 8, Mr Walters (Mathematics Forms 5-8)

Form 7, Mr Whittock (Geography and Verbal Reasoning Forms 3 & 5-8)

Form 6, Mr Mannering (Science Forms 4-8)

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 (Latin / Mythology Forms 5-8)

Director of Music, Mr Bullard (Music)

Teaching Assistant, Mrs Gilfeather (Mon – Fri)

Art, Miss Hegarty (Forms 3-8)

Junior Master, Mr Hunter (ICT)

English, Mr Jones (Forms 5-6)

Junior Teacher, Mr Payne

French, Mr Schirone (Forms 3-8)

History and Religious Studies, Mr Tanna (History Forms 4-7, RS 4-8)

Administrative and non-teaching staff

Registrar & Head Master’s PA, Mrs Ironside

School Secretary and Assistant to Registrar, Mrs Kaye

School Chaplain, Fr Rupert McHardy


Dog, Otto

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