Senior Management Team

  • Christian Heinrich

    Headmaster
      Christian Heinrich B.A. (Kent), PGCE Christian was an academic scholar at 13+ to King’s, Worcester and thence gained a B.A. in American Studies (Literature) at The University of Kent, Canterbury and a PGCE. from Westminster College, Oxford.  He has taught within prep schools since 1984.  Immediately prior to becoming Headmaster at…

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    • Matt Mockridge

      Deputy Headmaster & Bursar
        Matt Mockridge B. Sc. (Edinburgh), PGCE Educated at Cumnor and Marlborough College, Matt gained an Honours degree in Pharmacology at Edinburgh. Eschewing the financial benefits of the pharmaceutical industry, he ran his own golf club business for 12 years before re-joining CHS as a Science and Maths teacher, gaining a…

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      • Christopher Walker

        Director of Studies
          Christopher Walker B.Sc, PGSE, FSS Christopher joined Cumnor in 2011 as Director of Studies, having taught in Oxford, Berkshire, Norfolk and Sussex. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and an active member of the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust. His favorite number is 256 and he knows that…

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        • Di Medhurst

          Senior Mistress
            Di Medhurst B.Ed (Oxon) Di began her teaching career at The Dragon School, Oxford, followed by two years at Harrow International School, Bangkok, where she also indulged her passion for travel. She has been teaching at Cumnor for fourteen years as a form taker for year 4 and French teacher up…

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          • 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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            • Belinda Heinrich

              Headmaster's Wife
                Belinda Heinrich B.A. (Kent), PGCE Belinda was at Oakdene in Beaconsfield and thereafter read French with Italian at the University of Kent. Her PGCE was from Exeter University and she taught at Lady Eden’s and Kitebrook before joining Christian at Summer Fields. Married in 1985, they have 4 children.

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              • Paula Talman

                Director of Compliance, Health and Welfare
                  Paula Talman has been the School Nursing Sister and Child Protection Officer at Cumnor since 2010. In 2015, Paula joined the management team as Compliance Coordinator. She graduated from Surrey University on two occasions firstly with an RN dip Adult and secondly with RN dip Child. Following this she studied at…

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                • Yvonne Turner

                  Assistant Head
                    Yvonne Turner B.Sc. (UNISA), Dip.Ed (Zimbabwe) Originally from Zimbabwe where she completed her education, Yvonne moved to the UK in 2004 and started working at Cumnor House in September 2005 in the Science department. She occupies a small piece of the Sussex countryside with her husband, two boys and three…

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                  • 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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