Pre-Prep Staff

  • Sarah Snell

    Head of Pre-Prep & Nursery
      Sarah Snell B.Ed (West of England) Having grown up in a Sussex Prep school, Sarah went on to do a PGCE at the University of the West of England (Bristol.) She then went on to teach at Eaton House Belgravia Pre-Prep followed by Wetherby Pre-Prep, where she was Deputy Head…

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    • Jo Clancy

        Jo qualified in 1982 as a Montessori teacher and taught for several years in Chelsea and Fulham before moving to France with her husband David to raise their young family. They returned in 1995, sending Katie, Harry and Jack to Cumnor. In 1995 Jo started working at Cumnor and is…

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      • Kelly Davis

          Kelly Davis B.Sc. (Kent), PGCE Kelly joined our Pre-Prep team in 2010. Having taught in both Year 1 and 2 she is now a Reception teacher and our EYFS co-ordinator. She oversees the RS and PSCHE curriculum within this area of the school as these are two subjects that she…

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        • George Elwes

            George completed her IPGCE in 2015 having gained a degree in English Literature as a mature student. She is a Year 1 class teacher.  She worked in public relations prior to having her family.  She has three sons, all of whom were pupils at Cumnor, and shares her ‘boy-filled’ life with…

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          • Bryony Heywood-Waddington

              Bryony joined Cumnor in September 2015, in Year 2 in Pre-Prep. She moved from Falkner House, London, where she spent six years teaching across the Early Years. Before completing her PGCE at the University of Cambridge Bryony gained a degree in Geography from Exeter. She is a keen sportswoman, having…

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            • Xanthe Lindsay

                Xanthe joined Cumnor House Pre-Prep in September 2012. Prior to this, she was a volunteer at Cumnor and Brambletye schools whilst gaining her NVQ Level 3 as a Teaching Assistant. Her first job was helping to run the newly established Pre-Nursery at Holmewood House in 2011. She has three children.

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              • Helen Owers

                  Helen Owers has worked in the Reception Classes at Cumnor since 2009. Prior to that ,she was a Cardiac Nurse at The Brompton Hospital , London. She is the mother of four children, all of whom were pupils at Cumnor.

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                • Kogie Govender

                    Kogie Govender is Montessori qualified and holds a degree from the University of Greenwich. She has taught in London, Kent and India. Kogie joined Cumnor House School in April 2015. She is a Year 1 class teacher and is currently completing her iPGCE with the University of Buckingham.

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                  • Sophie Anderson

                      Sussex born and bred, Sophie completed an Art and Design course at Brighton Art School and then worked in public relations in London before marrying her husband Mark and becoming an army wife. After 15 years and 13 houses all over the world they came home to live in Sussex.…

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                    • Fran Moulds

                        Having left a career in marketing and technical theatre in order to have a family Fran developed a love of education whilst acting as a Governor and working as a Special Needs Assistant at Barcombe Primary School before joining Cumnor in 2009.  Fran is currently covering Bryony Heywood-Waddington’s maternity leave…

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                      • Annabelle McIntosh

                          Annabelle is a qualified Montessori teacher and joined the Pre-Prep team in January 2008. She is a Year 2 class teacher.  She grew up in Sussex and has four children, all of whom were pupils at Cumnor.

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                        • Tim Freeman

                            Tim has worked extensively in the music and arts industries before moving to Sussex to bring up his children with his wife, a teacher. He joined Cumnor House in 2014, having taught Key Stage 1 children with special educational needs at a large primary school in Lewes. Tim brings with…

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