Horris Hill

Boarding and day preparatory school for boys 7 - 13 years

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Staff List

Horris Hill is one of the country’s leading prep schools: our teaching staff has to be of the highest quality.

Our boarders and day boys benefit from a common room that consists of subject-specialist teachers who also offer their expertise on the games field, their pastoral care as a tutor and their enthusiasms during activity time. 

Most staff, along with their families and dogs, are accommodated on the estate, creating a true community.

Mr G. F. Tollit, BA.(Hons)
Headmaster’s Wife
Mrs M. Tollit, BA.(Hons), MA., PGCE.
Deputy Headmaster
Mr F.J. Beardmore-Gray, BA.(Hons), PGCE. Head of History & Wood Housemaster
Director of Studies
Mr M.J.B. Riches, BA.

Head of English     

Deputy Headmaster
Mr A.W. RendallBA.(Hons), PGCE.                        

Head of Religious Studies

Assistant Staff
Mrs C. Allott, BA.(Hons), PGCE. French & Junior Department
Mrs J. H. BekkerBA Hons TFFL,  PGCE, Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française, RN French
Mr N.P. Benwell, BA.(Hons), GTP. Head of PHSCE
Mr R.P. Frost, BA.(Hons) Mus, PGCE. Director of Music
Mr P.J. Boyle, BA (Hons), PGCE. Head of Mathematics
Mr A. Gillott, BA, PGCE, LLB. Humanities
Ms N.D. Heydon, BSc.(Hons) Junior Department
Mr P.B. HayesBSc.(Hons), PGCE. Director of Sport
Mr F.J. Lyon BA, MA Humanities
Mr S.J. Moss, MA.(Hons), M Litt, GTTP. Head of Classics & Private Side Housemaster
Mrs J. Omar, BA.(Hons), PGCE. Head of Art
Mr G.C. SimpsonCert.Ed. Head of Design Technology
Mr S.J. Stagg, MA.(Hons), B.Sc. Head of ICT
Mr P.J.L. SteenBSc.(Hons), M.Sc.(Hons), PGCE. Middle School Maths, Science & Hill Housemaster
Mr D.P.C. Thomas, BSc(Hons) Hill Assistant Housemaster
Mrs R. F. ThomasBA Hons, PG Cert. Technical and Specialised Translation Head of French
Mr M.P. WiesendangerBSc.(Hons) Head of Science & Bank Housemaster
Mr D.J.S. Wood BEd. (Hons) First, Cert. PDE, NPQH. Junior/Middle Mathematics & Junior Department
Mr A.C. PopeMBE, MSc, BSc.(Eng)
Marketing and Admissions
Mrs Lisa Lee-Smith, BA Hons


Ms K. J. Ward


Reception & Administration

School Nurse
Mrs E. Fearn, RGN
Mrs V. Maxton-Livesey, RGN
Mrs J. Wiesendanger, BSc.(Hons)
Mrs R. F. ThomasBA Hons, PG Cert. 
Mrs P.M.R. Mettawa, BA. (Hons)
Mrs I. Moss, MA.(Hons)
Mrs J. Wiesendanger, BSc.(Hons)

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