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mgardinerlegge_smallHeadmistress – Marina Gardiner Legge, MA (Oxon), PGCE (Hong Kong), started her teaching career in Hong Kong before moving to London and then Heathfield School. Previously an Assistant Headteacher and a Head of Year to a London day school, Marina has considerable experience in developing teaching and learning. Having been a boarder herself, Marina is a great supporter of the boarding ethos.


rfrier_smallBursar – Rachel Frier, BSc Hons (Bristol), FCA, was appointed Bursar of Heathfield School in August 2015. Prior to this she was the Bursar at The Marist Schools in Sunninghill. Rachel started her career as an auditor for a Top 10 firm before moving into industry working for the UK head offices of several global corporations in various commercial and financial roles.


dmitchell_smallDirector of Studies – David Mitchell, MA (Hull), MSc (York), BA Hons (Warwick), PGCE (UWE), has taught extensively in the state sector prior to moving to Heathfield School. Formerly an Assistant Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form at an outstanding school, David is very experienced in developing teaching, learning and pastoral care.



kdeferrer_smallDirector of Pastoral – Kathryn de Ferrer, MA (Leeds), BA Hons (USA), PGCE (London), joined Heathfield School in September 2013 following several years as Head of Learning at a large school in Surrey. Originally from New Zealand, with degrees from the USA and the UK, she retrained as a teacher following a successful career in Media and Technology, becoming Head of Drama at two different Surrey schools. With three daughters, she is passionate about girls’ education and likes to unwind by competing in long distance canoe races.


jhart_smallDirector of Sixth Form – Jeremy Hart, MA (London), BA Hons (London), joined Heathfield School from Queen Margaret’s School near York, where he was Housemaster and Head of Year to the Lower Sixth girls. He is very familiar with the highs and lows of boarding school life, having started as a boarder at the age of 10 and having worked in boarding schools since 1990.


mtaylor_smallDirector of IT – Martin Taylor, BSc Eng (London), PGCE (Greenwich), MBCS, CITP, joined Heathfield School in 2002 after a career in industry, starting as a computer systems and national support engineer repairing to component level. He then spent ten years at NEC, rising to Group Product Manager, and moved on to Xerox Engineering Systems where he was Director of IT for European systems.


amorgan_smallDirector of Marketing & Admissions – Anna Morgan, MCIM, MIDM, joined Heathfield School in November 2015 from Notre Dame School in Cobham, Surrey where she was Director of Marketing & Admissions for 2 years. Prior to this Anna ran her own design, marketing and events company in London for 25 years working on a wide variety of projects for numerous blue chip companies.


Director of Boarding – John Gale, MSc (Oxford), BSc (Plymouth), PGCE (Exeter), has a wealth of boarding experience in independent schools and is looking forward to developing the boarding provision at Heathfield School.  John was at Holyport College for 2 years as House Principal and then became Deputy Head (Pastoral) at Mill Hill before joining Heathfield in September 2017. Prior to this, he was Housemaster of the senior boarding house at the Licensed Victuallers’ School in Ascot. He has also worked at Shiplake College and Downe House before spending 9 years at Wellington College.


Director of Co-Curricular – Wendy Reynolds, BEd Hons (Liverpool), attended a boarding school herself. After 9 years at Benenden she became Head of PE at St. Swithun’s School, Winchester, before moving on to Queen Anne’s to become Head of PE and Assistant Head Co-Curricular. She represented her Country for 13 years as England goalkeeper and has also been awarded an Emeritus by the International Lacrosse governing body for her all-round contribution to lacrosse as a player, coach and umpire.