Staff are supported by a Senior Leadership Team (SLT) whose work is overseen by the Head.

As a part of the GDST, the school’s performance is also overseen by the Directors and CEO of the Trust.

Our local Governors offer guidance, advice and a critical oversight, bringing expertise from their varied areas of specialism. We are extremely fortunate to benefit from the support of such a committed and capable team.

One of our current members of staff writes about their experience teaching here…

“Croydon High’s way – and the GDST way – is so exactly representative of an ideal workplace, in my mind. The way Croydon High is concerned for mental and physical wellbeing of pupils AND staff, the way you’re open to change, the way you’re welcoming to everyone from any and all backgrounds, the way you encourage healthy discussions around accountability and how to make progress and improve… Working in this kind of environment is a DREAM.” 

  • Title Name Subject
    Head Ms A Davies
    Head of Junior School Miss S-J Pendleton
    Deputy Head (Academic) Mr B Rew Mathematics
    Deputy Head (Pastoral) Mr D King Mathematics
    Assistant Head (Co-curricular) Mrs E Webb Drama
    Assistant Head (Head of Sixth Form) Ms A Gilmour Physics
    Assistant Head (Digital Strategy) Mr K Murphy Computer Science
    Deputy Head of Junior School Miss L Threadgold
    Director of Philanthropy and External Relations Mrs F Cook
    Director of Finance and Operations Mr J Nelson
  • Mrs L Lipczynski, Chair of Governors
    Mrs C Gulliver, Deputy Chair of Governors
    Mrs R Evans
    Mr V Varma
    Professor R Cook
    Mrs Ros Broyd
    Ms Nailah Fraser-Haynes
    • Name Subject/Year Group
      Mrs C Bird Art
      Mrs A Botham PE
      Mrs K Bower
      Mrs N Crossfield Assistant Head (Pastoral & Outreach)
      Mrs A D’Aranjo
      Miss S Delany Music
      Mr P Eaton
      Mrs A Harley Head of Junior Academic Support
      Mrs J Harrison
      Mrs A Johnson
      Mr D Johnston Assistant Head (Co-curricular & Operations)
      Mrs C Kirkby Drama
      Mrs M Krishnamurthy
      Mrs C Male
      Ms S Mannooch Languages
      Mrs J Monaghan
      Mrs N Moorhouse
      Mrs E Nathanael
      Mrs C Nembhard Nursery
      Miss L Threadgold Deputy Head
      Mrs S Vaughan
      Mr A Wilks
      Mrs E Wragg
    • Name Responsibility
      Mrs R Abrahams Nursery
      Mrs J Adkins After School Care Playworker
      Mrs M Bass After School Care Supervisor and Breakfast Club Supervisor
      Miss R Bass Teaching Assistant
      Mrs J Bullock Teaching Assistant
      Mrs W Butler Lunchtime Assistant
      Mrs E Deblock Academic Support & Neurodiversity
      Mrs S Grinham Teaching Assistant
      Mrs L Khan Lunchtime Assistant & After School Care Playworker
      Mrs K Redmond Teaching Assistant & Junior School Librarian
      Mrs A Reeves Little Ivys Toddler Group Supervisor
      Mrs A Skinner Lunchtime Assistant
      Mrs K Suggett Teaching Assistant
    • Name Responsibility
      Mrs S Garrett PA to Junior Head & Junior Office Manager
      Mrs C Macmillan Admissions Registrar (Junior School)
      Mrs J Young Admin Assistant
    • Name Subject Additional Responsibilities
      Miss N Ahmad Mathematics Form Tutor 9A
      Mr E Baker PE Assistant Head of Year 7, Head of House (Curie)
      Miss N Baptist Biology, Chemistry Yeargroup 8/9 Support
      Mrs S Beck PE Head of Community, Yeargroup 10 Support
      Ms S Bhugalee Chemistry Form Tutor 8BC
      Miss R Bradley Drama, English
      Mrs M Brierly German, Spanish, French
      Mrs A Burgess English
      Mrs R Conrad Biology Head of Science, Form Tutor 10CL
      Mr C Cordes Physics Head of Year Upper School (10&11)
      Ms A Cotton English Head of English, Form Tutor 8BC
      Mr G Cowie Psychology, Sociology Head of Year 7
      Mrs P M Diez Spanish Head of Spanish, Yeargroup 8 Support
      Ms K Fenwick History, Politics Head of History, Form Tutor 10F
      Mr G Flower Latin and Classical Civilisation Form Tutor 8F, Head of House (Garrett)
      Mrs K Gavin Head of Religion, Ethics & Philosophy
      Mrs S Gower Geography, Religion, Ethics & Philosophy Director of Sixth Form Experience, Form Tutor L6/U6 Curie
      Ms J Greaves 3D Design, Art Form Tutor 8G
      Ms K Harvey Religion, Ethics & Philosophy
      Ms L Head PE Director of Sport, Yeargroup 9 Support
      Mrs H Howgego Chemistry Head of Chemistry, Form Tutor 9HK
      Miss C Howie English Second in Department, Form Tutor 7H, Academic Scholars Coordinator
      Ms N Jalali English Form Tutor 10JC
      Mrs K James Biology STEM Universities Coordinator, Yeargroup 11 Support
      Ms N James Psychology, Sociology Head of Psychology & Sociology, Form Tutor L6/U6 Evans
      Mrs A Karteepan Physics Head of Physics, Form Tutor 8K
      Mr B Kazi Mathematics
      Miss S Kermani Mathematics Yeargroup 7 Support, School Timetabler
      Mrs C Krause PSHE Head of PSHE, Head of Year 8/9
      Mrs A Kugathas Biology, Chemistry Form Tutor 9HK
      Mr W Leonard Mathematics Second in Department, Form Tutor 11Le, Head of House (Evans)
      Mrs S Leppala Chemistry Form Tutor 10CL, Innovation and Enrichment Lead (Science)
      Mr J Loudon Latin and Classical Civilisation Head of Classics, Yeargroup 7 Support
      Mr J Loveday Religion, Ethics & Philosophy, Politics Head of Politics, Form Tutor 11Lo
      Ms S Mannooch Latin and Classical Civilisation
      Mrs L Miller PE Yeargroup 8/9 Support, Head of House (Seacole)
      Mrs A Mollison Head of Geography
      Mrs L Morgan-Collins Drama Head of Drama
      Mrs M Murray History Head of Year 8/9
      Mrs L Palmer Art, 3D Design Form Tutor 9PR
      Miss A Paris French Head of French, Yeargroup 9 Support
      Mr B Rew Mathematics Director of Academic Studies, Head of Mathematics, Yeargroup 11 Support
      Mrs L Ridgway French Form Tutor 9PR
      Mrs M Serradilla Business, Economics Head of Business & Economics
      Mrs H Sharples Academic Support & Neurodiversity
      Ms R Sigusch German Head of MFL
      Mrs E Smith Art, 3D Design Head of Art & 3D Design, Director of Teaching and Scholarship, Form Tutor L6/U6 Garrett
      Mr M Suranyi Music Director of Music
      Mr J Ting Music, Computer Science Digital Lead, Form Tutor 10T
      Mrs C Tooke English Head of Year Upper School (10&11)
      Mrs A Twinem Mathematics
      Miss A Whittingslow PE Form Tutor 9W
      Mrs P Wood Spanish and French
    • Name Responsibility
      Mrs Linda Alpin Marketing & Communications Coordinator
      Miss M Bellarby Deputy Manager (Sports Club)
      Mrs J Bloxsome School Nurse
      Mr L Butler Caretaker
      Mrs B Congram Administration Assistant
      Mrs E Decambre Receptionist/Administration Assistant
      Miss K Dickson Cleaning Supervisor
      Mrs H Elkins Receptionist/Administration Assistant
      Mr M Elms ICT Operations & Development Manager
      Mr C Grimwood Sports Club Manager
      Mr R Hammond Premises staff
      Mr S Haridasan ICT Technician
      Miss L Houghton PA to Headmistress
      Dr P Lakha-Kassam Head of Progression and Futures
      Mrs K Lee Marketing & Communications Manager
      Mrs G Lewis Examinations, Assessment & Data Officer
      Mr A Lubinski Caretaker
      Mrs L Martin Examinations, Assessment and Data Coordinator
      Mr L Mercer Caretaker
      Mrs R Milne Finance Assistant
      Mr L Mutti Premises Manager
      Ms A Phillips HR and Compliance Officer
      Ms W Pryce School Counsellor
      Mrs V Reeve Finance Manager
      Mrs K Reynolds PA to Senior Leadership Team
      Mrs K Roe Alumnae Relations
      Mrs S Smith Admissions Registrar (Senior School)
      Mr M Taylor Facilities & H&S Manager
      Ms S Vaughan Office and Events Manager
  • Name Subject
    Mrs M Brierly German
    Mrs F Moursi French
    Mrs M Maquieira Spanish
  • Name
    Mr J Claydon
    Miss H Martin
    Miss M Webber
  • Name Responsibility
    Mrs D Arun Science Technician
    Mrs A Barnett Art Technician
    Mr P Coley Science Technician, DofE Coordinator
    Mrs E Deblock Teaching Assistant (SEN), Science Technician
    Mr D Mooney Theatre/AV Technician
    Miss A Rolle Learning Resource & Information Hub Manager
    Miss P Salmon Science Technician
    Mrs L Tapsfield Learning Resource & Information Hub Manager
    Mrs K Thomas Science Technician
    Miss T Yam Art & 3D Design Technician
  • Name
    Mr D Cox Clarinet/Saxophone
    Mrs J Cox Flute
    Mr J Davies Piano
    Mrs H Dennis Oboe
    Mr B Ellsbury Piano
    Mr C Kimber Percussion
    Mrs E Martin Piano/Violin
    Mr A Moore Guitar
    Mrs A Mulroy Singing
    Miss L Nagioff Cello
    Mrs N Ruggins EAL
    Mr D Scott Trombone
    Mrs V Smith Violin
    Mr T Wells Cello
    Mrs P Wyatt Violin