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All our tutors are graduates in their subject, many with postgraduate degrees and with teaching qualifications. Some of our tutors are also examiners and all keep fully up to date with syllabus developments. They are enthusiastic, committed, supportive and approachable, and students are encouraged to feel free to consult them outside lesson times.

The Principal and Director of Studies can also be seen at any time.


Sally Powell  BA  PGCE  MPhil  DPhil Oxon read English Literature at Royal Holloway College, University of London. She went on to take a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at University College, Oxford, before completing a Masters and Doctorate in Victorian Literature at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

Deputy Principal and Director of Studies

James Allder BA read Geography at King’s College, London and the London School of Economics, after which he passed with commendation the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law.

Vice Principals

Margaret Smallman BA PhD read Spanish at King’s College, London, where she also took a doctorate in Spanish literature.

Kerim Aytac MA London studied Communications and Film for his degree, and took a Masters in Photography, both at Goldsmiths College. He has been widely exhibited and has worked as an arts journalist.

Head of GCSE

Fiona Van Zyl ATCL LTCL QTS  PGDIP MA read English and Drama at Trinity College of London. She graduated from the GTP programme and achieved her QTS. She went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma at Roehampton University, as well as her Masters at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.


Edward Browne  MEng University of Bristol, Eton College
Robert Marsden FCA, MBA Eton College and INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France

Collingham's joint founders were Nicholas Browne BA Clifton College and Jesus College, Cambridge and the late Dr. John Marsden. Nicholas Browne was formerly a councillor for Hammersmith & Fulham (1978 – 1986). For the last 15 years, he has been Chairman of Trustees for the Brunswick Club for Young People. Dr Marsden was educated at the Sorbonne and Bonn university, he was a former House Master at Eton College. For his service in the Second World War, he was mentioned in despatches and awarded the French Croix de Guerre and the American Bronze Star.

Teaching Staff

Arabic     Rana Abdul Kareem BSc Baghdad
Art Wendy Chapple MA Central St Martins
Art     Christopher Wood MA (Fine Art) PGCE
Art     Jerusha West BA (Fine Art) Slade
Biology     Dr Lata Govada PhD Imperial College London
Biology     Dr Alex Morris BSc PhD Imperial College London
Biology/PE Will Jenkins BSc London
Business Studies Jeremy Evans BSc Aberystwyth FSI PGCE
Business Studies Richard Vyvyan MBA Westminster
Chemistry Krini Georgiou BSc PhD Sussex PGCE
Chemistry     Fabrice Bollet-Quivogne  PhD London
Chemistry     Mike Floyd BSc PhD Sussex PGCE
Chemistry     Dr Andrew Smith PHD Cardiff
Classics/Latin Geoffrey Hazleton-Swales MA UCL
Computing     Avi Bhattacharyya MEng Imperial
Economics     Ann Freeman MA Westminster
English     Stephen Jones MA Exeter
English     Sally Powell BA PGCE MPhil DPhil Oxon
English     Melissa Jones Hon Mods Oxon
English Support Fiona van Zyl MA Anglia Ruskin PGDip
English IELTS Florendia Yiannoullou BA London
English IELTS Paul Caffel MA Aberdeen
English/Learning Support Melissa Jones BA Oxon
Film Studies/Media Kerim Aytac MA London
Film Studies/Media Dan Williams PhD Brunel
French/German Paul Bilic MA Oxon
French     Linda van Abel MA Amsterdam
Geography     James Allder BA London
Geography     Mark Crundwell BSc MA Mphil
Geography     Tracey Urch BA London PGCE
German     Annelies Vettori BA Birkbeck
History     Amanda de Lisle MA Oxon
History/Law  Paul Thorning MA Oxon
History of Art  Veronique Biddell MA University of London
Italian     Cristiana Bottigella BA Milan MA London
Japanese Sakae Ueno, Teacher’s Training Certificate (Japan) Japanese
LAMDA/English Learning Support Ros Stockwell MA Drama King's College Lon
Mathematics     Andrew Cook MA Cantab DPhil Oxon
Mathematics     Paul Caffell MA Aberdeen
Mathematics     Sadik Hossain Beng MSc London
Mathematics     Martin Oxenham MA Cantab PGCE ARCM
Mathematics     Tony Percy BSc London
Mathematics Michael Floyd BSc Hons Wales FRAS
Music     Hugh Benson MA Royal Academy of Music
PE     Will Jenkins BSc London
Philosophy/Religious Studies Michael Peat BSc Birm Dip Theol BD London
Photography     Ben Youngman MA London
Photography     Lucilla Nitto BA Hons Architecture Italy, Btec Photography London
Physics     Chris Burrell BA Oxon
Physics     Michael Floyd BSc Hons Wales FRAS
Politics     Michael Phipps BA Oxon MA PhD Essex
Psychology     Maureen Gregory BSc/PGCert Middlesex
Religious Studies/Geography Maya Mounayer MA London
Russian     Katia Pisetzky MA Leiden PhD SOAS London
Sociology     Maya Mounayer MA London
Spanish     Talía Morris BA Mexico City MA PhD London
Spanish     Margaret Smallman BA PhD London
Study Supervisor Stephen Nall BA
SENCO     Giselle Stubbs BSc Hons, PGCE
Learning Support Maya Mounayer MA London


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