Official Visitor: HRH The Duke of York
Director of Greenwich Hospital: Mr Hugh Player
Chair of Governors: Mr Henry Strutt
Headmaster: Mr Simon Lockyer


Mr H Strutt
Chair of Governors, Nominations Sub-committee and Remuneration Sub-committee.

Henry has a BA from the University of Edinburgh. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst and Young and has subsequently had a career in investment banking and asset management, which included 20 years in the Far East (Hong Kong and Tokyo). He currently holds a number of directorships and is chairman of a listed investment trust. He lives and farms in Suffolk, of which he is a Deputy Lieutenant.

Mr J Gamp
Member of the Finance and Resources Sub-committee.
Clerk in Charge and Deputy Director of Greenwich Hospital.

John Gamp was born in 1953 in Kent and educated at The King’s School Rochester, Sussex University and the Sorbonne. Following early careers in international banking and college lecturing, he joined the Ministry of Defence in 1979. His career has covered a variety of policy and operational posts including arms control, international defence procurement, and running the UK Sovereign Base Areas dependant territory on the island of Cyprus. Following a tour as the Private Secretary to the Chief of the Air Staff, he was seconded to the School’s parent charity, Greenwich Hospital, as the Deputy Director and Clerk-in-Charge. He is responsible to the Director for the day-to-day operation and charitable output of the Hospital, with particular responsibility for the Royal Hospital School.

Mr H Player
Member of the Nominations Sub-committee and Remuneration Sub-committee.

Director of Greenwich Hospital, the Royal Navy’s Crown Charity, and the parent charity of the Royal Hospital School, since 2012. Background in commercial and charity organisations; formerly a Royal Marine. Married, with daughter at university.

Mr J Agar
Chairman of the Finance and Resources Sub-committee.

Jonathan is CEO of Birketts Law Firm in Ipswich. Jonathan joined Birketts from a world leading financial services provider where he was Chief Operating Officer for the corporate and investment banking finance division. He has also held positions at Fidelity International and Schroders Investment Management and served in the British Army for six years with the Royal Green Jackets.

Mrs V Bidwell BA PGCE FRSA
Member of the Education Sub-committee and member of the Finance and Resources Sub-committee and Nominations Sub-committee.

Valerie is a modern linguist, who has 45 years’ experience in education, including Senior Mistress and Head of Modern Languages at a HMC boarding school and 25 years as Head of an independent day school. She was a former team member of the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate for many years and for a time, Chairman of the Girls’ School Association Eastern Region and for three years, on the GSA Council. Chairman of the Education sub-committee from 2011 to 2018.

Mr A Kerr
Member of the Finance and Resources Sub-committee.

Adam is Head of Annuity Transactions at Legal & General Property. Having held Director level positions at Kilmartin Property Group, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, and Stonehage Property Partners. He has a broad range of experience both within financial institutions and private property companies. He gained a Masters in Land Economy at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Mr James Lynas
Member of the Education Sub-committee and Risk and Audit Sub-committee, nominated Safeguarding Governor.

James is a graduate of the University of Nottingham with a law degree and has been a specialist employment solicitor since 1995. In recent years he has focussed on supporting schools, academies and other public and third sector organisations with their HR issues.

James’ professional experience is augmented by his experience in public life. He was a City Councillor, director of a Co-operative Development Agency, governor of a Catholic Secondary School and community Junior School in his hometown of Coventry. In London he has been a Trustee of the Mildmay Community Partnership and served as Chair of Governors at Highbury Fields Secondary School from 2008-2013 in which time he appointed a Headteacher and survived two Ofsted Inspections.

Mr P Smith
Chair of the Education Sub-committee.

After graduating from Queens’ College Cambridge with a degree in Geography and a blue in rugby football he joined Lloyds Bank as a graduate trainee. However the call of education proved too strong and he was appointed to the staff of St. John’s School, Leatherhead where he became a house master, head of Department and ran the school rugby football.

He then moved into school leadership after having obtained a Masters degree in Educational Management from Bath University, firstly as Second master at the Royal Grammar School, Worcester and then into two headships, for six years at Oswestry School, Shropshire and eleven years at Truro School, Cornwall. During his time at Truro School he was elected to the HMC membership Committee and became a member of the Cornwall Rural County Council.

Paul is married to Kathy and has two daughters and four grandsons. Paul is interested in most sports, mostly as a spectator these days, but is endeavouring to reduce his golf handicap! He is an enthusiastic bird watcher and enjoying the time that retirement affords him to develop his appreciation of art. Kathy and Paul retired to Suffolk four years ago to be near their daughter and grandsons and Paul is enjoying the challenges of Chairing the Board of the local community shop.

Capt. A Tate
Chairman of the Risk and Audit Sub-committee.

Andrew Tate joined the Royal Navy in 1975, entering the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth as a Midshipman. Following basic training ashore and in HM ships FEARLESS, TORQUAY and ANTRIM, he studied at the Royal Naval Engineering college in Plymouth and gained a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He was selected for promotion to Captain in 2001 and appointed to the Defence Logistics Organisation. In 2006 he became the UK Naval and Air Attaché in Beijing before returning to London in 2009 to an appointment in policy and strategy.

Andrew is married to Sandie and they have two sons, both of whom have followed their father into the Royal Navy.

Mr N Bevington
Member of the Education Sub-committee.

After a childhood living in the Hampshire countryside and attending Portsmouth Grammar School, Nicholas Bevington read International Relations at Keele University, gaining First Class Honours. He joined the British Airways graduate programme, working on cost of sale, but realised that teaching was his true passion. A PGCE at Newcastle University followed, prior to a first teaching role at Elstree School in Berkshire. Nicholas became Deputy Head of Abercorn School in London in 2003 before being appointed to his first headship at St Bede’s in Eastbourne in 2007. In 2013, Nicholas was appointed as Town Close School in Norwich seventh Headmaster. He moved to Norfolk with his wife Catherine, a consultant rheumatologist, and two sons Samuel and Oscar. The family are thoroughly enjoying all that Norfolk has to offer, with tennis and gardening, being two particular passions outside education.


Professor N Norris
Member of the Education Sub-committee.

Nigel Norris is a Professor of Education at the University of East Anglia. He specializes in the evaluation of educational reforms, innovations, organizations and policies as well as the development of professional expertise. He has been Dean and more recently Head of the School of Education and Lifelong Learning (1998 – 2001 & 2007 – 2010), he was Pro-Vice-Chancellor from 1998 – 2004, and again in 2012 – 13 and in 2014 he was acting Head of the Norwich Medical School. He is the Executive Editor of the Cambridge Journal of Education.


Mr Paul Winter
Member of the Risk and Audit Sub-committee.

Paul Winter was Chief Executive of Ipswich Building Society between 2007 and 2016. During that period the Society grew its assets significantly. As CEO, Paul was responsible for the development of the strategy of the organisation and leading the Executive team to deliver it. Paul chaired the Greater Ipswich City Deal Steering Committee which successfully bid for additional government funding aimed at improving the skills and employability of young people in Suffolk. In recognition of that work, Paul was awarded an MBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list.

Previously Chairman of the Institute of Directors in Suffolk, Paul has also chaired the Regional Advisory Board of Business in the Community and was HRH The Prince of Wales Ambassador for Responsible Business in the East of England.

Paul is currently a non-Executive Director of the Teachers Building Society and chair of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Skills Board as well as Independent Director of the University of Suffolk and a Trustee of Eastern Angles Theatre Company.


Mrs N Probert

Nella's background is in publishing where she was a Director of Hamish Hamilton Ltd.  She is currently Patron of Marie Curie Suffolk and a local organiser for the Royal British Legion.  She is married with four children and lives in Suffolk.


Mr P Torrington

Paul is a director of BPL Holdings where he has worked for 34 years and is chairman of its French subsidiary. Its UK trading subsidiary BPL Global is a specialist insurance broker in the area of political risk and export credit.

Paul is a keen musician and sings with the Marenzio Singers. He is a trustee of Brass for Africa, a UK-registered music charity which transform the lives of disadvantaged children in Africa.

Paul’s children Dominic, Martha and Lydia have all been educated at RHS.


Leadership Team

Headmaster: Mr SW Lockyer BSc, MEd
Second Master: Mr SJ Dixon MA
Director of Finance & Operations (Bursar): Mr A McNiff LLB FCA FCILT
Deputy Head (Academic): Mrs CA Stevens BSc
Deputy Head (Pastoral): Miss ZS King BSc

Director of Learning: Mr MR Routledge BA
Assistant Head (Pastoral): Mr LM Corbould BSc
Assistant Head (Co-curricular): Mr CA Rennison BSc
Head of Sixth Form and Careers: Mr CM Graham BSc
Director of Communications: Mrs S Braybrooke BA

Directors and Programme Heads

Chaplain: Rev Dr JWP McConnell MA
Head of Middle School: Mr AP Wynn BSc
Higher Education Co-ordinator: Mr CD Barker MA
Head of Digital Learning: Mr HP Mackenzie BA
Examinations Officer: Mr AJ Loveland ACGI MA
Academic Challenge Co-ordinator: Mr GNG Johnson BA
Director of Music: Mr WR Saunders BMus
Director of Sport: Mr DP Hardman BA
Director of Sailing and Water Sports: Mr EMG Sibson MSc
Head of the Graham Napier Cricket Academy: Mr GR Napier
Head of Ceremonial: Lt Cdr (Retd) NM Griffiths QGM
CCF Contingent Commander: Maj JF Pooley

Support Staff

Deputy Bursar (Finance): Mr P Phillips
Deputy Bursar (Operations): Mr J Reid OBE, MA
Catering & Hospitality Manager: Mrs D Bellamy
Health Centre: Sister D Sweeney RGN
RHSEL Commercial Manager: Mrs C Fitzpatrick
HR Manager: Mrs J Roberts
IS Manager: Mr A Davison
Registrar: Mrs K Evers BA
International Registrar: Mrs E Allinson
Admissions Assistant: Mrs T Fry
International Admissions Officer: Ms L Warner
Marketing Manager: Mr J Blackwood
Development Director: Mr S Marsh
RHS Community & Alumni Relations Officer: Mrs L Pembroke
Headmaster’s PA: Mrs F Stratford
Executive Administrative Assistant: Mrs J Corby
Second Master’s & SMT Secretary: Mrs M Bleasby
Data Manager & Academic Administrator: Mrs H Hindmarsh
Music School Administrator & Chaplain’s Secretary: Mrs K Griffiths
Transport Manager: Ms D Hodgdon
Dental Clinic: Mr D Buchanan & Ms K Vale

Teaching Staff by Department

*denotes Head of Department | Housemaster/mistress


Mrs HL Barber BAHLBArt*Raleigh
Ms MR Hemmens MA MRH PSHE*/Art Blake
Mrs DK Hitchen BA DKH Art Howe
Mr J Pabla BAJPArtDrake


Mr TA Brightwell BA TAB Economics and Business* Nelson
Miss L Cunningham BALCBusinessHood
Miss EA Polson BScEAPBusinessNelson
Mrs AS Williamson BScASWEconomics and BusinessRaleigh


Miss HS Batten BA HSB Classics* Howe
Mr GNG Johnson BAGNGJClassicsCollingwood
Mr MR Routledge BAMRRClassics


Mrs RJ Cooper BA RJC Compass Blake*


Mr SJ Dove BSc SXD Computing* Raleigh

Design and Technology

Mrs SJM du Toit BSc SJDT Design and Technology/PSHE Anson*
Mr MJ Ling BAMJLDesign and TechnologySt Vincent
Mrs BC Maloney BA EdBCMDesign and TechnologyRaleigh
Mr OJ Millington BAOJM Design and Technology* Cornwallis


Miss ER Archard BA ERA Drama
Mr DR Kerr BA DRK Drama* Collingwood
Miss SM Talbot MResSMTDrama/EnglishHowe

Duke of Edinburgh's Award & CCF

Assistant SSI SSgt P RyanPRDofE*/CCFCollingwood


Mr TA Brightwell BA TAB Economics and Business* Nelson
Mr CJA Terry BA CJAT Economics Collingwood*
Mrs AS Williamson BScASWEconomics and BusinessRaleigh


Mr CGT Gould BA CGTG English Hawke
Mr TH Hodson BA THH English Nelson
Mrs AK Jones BAAKJEnglish/Film and Media StudiesHood
Mr P Madge BAPMEnglish
Mrs AI Pearson BEdAIPEnglishRaleigh*
Mrs AM Pooley BEdAMPEnglishNelson*
Miss SJ Read MASJREnglishDrake
Ms JL Stone BAJLSEnglish*
Miss SM Talbot MResSMTDrama/EnglishHowe
Mrs KJ Wilcock BAKJWEnglishAnson

English as an Additional Language

Mr DP Coleman BA DPC EAL* Cornwallis
Mrs K Hodson-Langer MA KHL EAL Hood
Mrs EJ Millington BAEXMEALAnson

Film and Media Studies

Mr M Vickers MA MV Film and Media Studies* Collingwood
Mrs AK Jones BAAKJEnglish/Film and Media StudiesHood


Mrs HJ Izod-Miller BSc HJIM Geography* Nelson
Mrs AC Lockyer BAACLGeography/PSHE
Mr HP Mackenzie BA HPM Geography Raleigh
Mr RJ Mann BARJMGeographyHawke
Mrs EJ McConnell BEdEJMGeography/PEHood


Mr CD Barker MA CDB History Nelson
Mr MJ Barraclough BA MJB History and Politics Hawke
Ms SL Nicholls BASLNHistory and PoliticsNelson
Mr MR Warren BAMRWHistoryHawke*
Mr RS Watson-Davis BARSWDHistory and Politics*Drake

Learning Support

Mrs E Burge MA EB Learning Support* Blake
Miss SMV McMillan MA SMVM Learning Support Drake


Miss R Gitsham BA RG Library*


Mr JRW Battman MEng JRWB Mathematics Nelson
Ms SC Botley BSc SCB Mathematics Howe*
Mrs NJ Christison MScNJCMathematics
Miss LE Compton BScLECMathematicsAnson
Mr LM Corbould BScLMCMathematics
Mr PA Cuddihy BScPACMathematicsCornwallis
Mr SY Eales BASYEMathematicsSt Vincent*
Mr RT Gibba BScRTGMathematicsCollingwood
Mr CM Graham BScCMGMathematics
Mr AJ Loveland BSc MA ACGIAJLMathematicsSt Vincent
Mr KJ Reid MScKJRMathematics*
Mr CA Rennison BScCARMathematics
Mr AP Wynn BAAPWMathematics

Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs A Barth BAAXBFrenchRaleigh
Miss TL Cook BA TLC French/Spanish/Critical Thinking* Anson
Mr RG Encinas BARGESpanish*Hawke
Mrs CC Jia BScCCJMandarin
Mrs NJ Mann MANJMGerman*Hood*
Miss S Marañón PérezSMPSpanish
Mr JI Mower BAJIMFrenchBlake
Mr TB Perry BATBPSpanishBlake
Miss MM QuéhenMMQFrenchBlake
Mrs JE Routledge BAJERFrench*Hood
Miss CC SchwebigCCSGermanBlake
Miss AG Wright BAAGWMFL*


Mr EC Allen BA ECA Music (Academic)* Raleigh
Mr TJ BondTJBMusic Technology
Mr RC Harvey BMusRCHBandmaster
Mr WR Saunders BMus ARcoWRSMusic

PE and Sport

Miss LJ Adams BSc LJA PE/Netball* Blake
Miss MB Armes BScMBAPEBlake
Miss KE BryceKEBPEBlake
Mr TB Butt BATBBPE/Hockey*St Vincent
Mr JA Chapman BScJACSailingHawke
Mr PM Cohen BAPMCPE/Cricket*Cornwallis*
Mr NL Cooper BANLCPEBlake*
Mr DP Hardman BADPHPESt Vincent
Mrs EJ McConnell BEdEJMGeography/PEHood
Mr GR NapierGRNCricket
Mrs RE Owen MAREOSailingBlake
Mr NS Platt BANSPPEDrake*
SSgt P RyanPRClimbing* NICAS Awards DirectorCollingwood
Mr AJ SayerAJSPECornwallis
Mr EMG Sibson MScEMGSSailing*
Miss EM West BAEMWPEBlake
Mrs SJ Williams BEd MASJWPE (Academic)*Nelson


Mr MJ Barraclough BA MJB History and Politics Hawke
Ms SL Nicholls BASLNHistory and PoliticsNelson
Mr RS Watson-Davis BARSWDHistory and Politics*Drake

Psychology and Sociology

Mrs MR Price BA MRP Psychology and Sociology* Nelson
Mrs LK Rogers BSc LKR Psychology and Sociology Drake


Mrs SJM du Toit BSc SJDT Design and Technology/PSHE Anson*
Mrs AC Lockyer BAACLGeography/PSHE
Ms MR Hemmens MA MRH PSHE*/Art Blake

Religious Studies

Mrs LA Cline BA LAC Religious Studies Drake
Rev Dr JWP McConnell MAJWPMReligious Studies
Mrs K O'Callaghan MAKLOReligious Studies*Howe


Mr DP Blyth BScDPBPhysicsSt Vincent
Mr DJ Corby MScDJCPhysicsCornwallis
Mr SJ Dixon MA SJD Chemistry
Mr M Edmondson BAMEPhysicsBlake
Mr T Ellis-Peckham BScTEPScience*
Dr MR Gibbs BScMRGPhysics*Drake
Miss ZS King BScZSKBiology
Mrs PG Noble BScPGNChemistryAnson
Mrs PJ Platt BScPJPChemistryBlake
Mr JF Pooley BEdJFPBiologyNelson*
Mr BA Raybould BScBARBiology*Raleigh
Dr SA Ryan MScSARChemistryHood
Mrs CA Stevens BScCASBiology
Miss GJ Tachauer BScGJTPhysicsHowe
Mrs MZ Warren BScMZWPhysics