Sport Staff

  • Ben Chapman

    Assistant Head & Head of Cricket and Football
      Ben Chapman B.A. (Oxford Brookes), PGCE Having parents who ran two successful Prep Schools, teaching always seemed an obvious occupation. A BA in Sport and Coaching Studies and Educational Studies from Oxford Brookes followed a Shrewsbury School education. A PGCE was gained whilst being Head of PE and Assistant Housemaster…

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    • Craig Burgess

      Director of Sport
        Craig is married with two young children and is joining us from Sandroyd School in Wiltshire, where he has been teaching PE, games and swimming for the last two years. He is well- acquainted with the boarding system, having also been Senior Housemaster at Sandroyd. Craig is a qualified teacher…

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      • Caroline Park

        Assistant Director of Sport / Houseparent / Head of Rounders
          Caroline Park B.A. (Manchester Met) (Bus. and Sport), HND Sport Coaching, Dip. Applied Sport Psych. (Bath), QTS Caroline has a degree in Business and Sport, along with diplomas in coaching and sports psychology.  She came to Cumnor in 2011 as Head of Girls’ Games and PE, having become acquainted with…

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        • Rob Park

          Houseparent
            Rob joined Cumnor in 2013 taking over the running of the boarding house, with his wife Caroline. Alongside this he coaches games for both boys and girls. He enjoys all sports and can still be found playing cricket, and coaching the junior members at his local club in Fletching. He…

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          • Scott Brand

              Scott is an avid sportsman who joined as a GAP student from Zimbabwe in 2009 and has worked hard to get himself qualified in the relevant fields in order to get where he is today. He jointly runs the swimming department of the school, leads the athletics season and coaches…

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            • Amanda Brown

              Swimming
                Amanda qualified as a swimming instructor in 2001 before opening her own swim school. She joined Cumnor House in 2008 and subsequently became Head of Swimming. She holds numerous swimming qualifications including ASA Level 2 and is a qualified Parent and Baby teacher. Having recently gained her Level 1 coach status,…

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              • Pippa Chapman

                Head of Hockey
                  Pippa Chapman B.Ed (Stellenbosch) Pippa joined Cumnor in January 2012. She enjoyed playing hockey for various teams whilst completing her B.Ed. at the University of Stellenbosch. She is currently Head of Year 3 and Head of hockey. She still enjoys playing hockey for East Grinstead hockey club and loves inventing…

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                • Laura Harding

                    Laura Harding BSc (Hons), MA (Queen’s College, London & Westminster) An Old Cumnorian, is a mother of three current pupils, two daughters and a son.  She continues to enjoy all sport, netball being her main focus throughout university and beyond – where she is involved as a coach, player and…

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                  • Jane Hicks

                    Head of Netball
                      Jane arrived to teach at Cumnor in 2014. Sport has played an important role in her life, having represented the county in Hockey, Swimming and Netball. Throughout university and beyond Netball has been her main focus where she has been involved as both a player and as a coach. In…

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                    • Hadon Westerby

                      Head of Rugby
                        Hadon Westerby B.Ph.Ed (Otago) Hadon joined Cumnor in 2013, initially as a sports teacher. He works in the Sports Department as well as running the website and social media for the school. In addition to heading up rugby at Cumnor and coaching the 1st XV, he is heavily in involved…

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