Strategic Leadership Team

Head - Shona Colaço

Shona has been working in education for over 20 years. She began her career teaching English as a Foreign Language, both in this country and abroad. After a period working in Environmental Management, she trained at the University of Oxford (Mansfield College) and returned to teaching Science to GCSE and Biology at ‘A’ Level, initially in large, maintained secondary schools before moving to the independent sector where she was lucky enough to set up a Science department from scratch. Shona has been a Head of Science, Director of Studies and Deputy Head before accepting the Headship of KS, which is described by her as a: 'unique, warm and caring school where happy staff and happy children achieve amazing things.’ She has an MA with distinction in Educational Leadership and is trained as an ISI School Inspector.



Founder & Principal - Magoo Giles

Magoo was previously  Head of Knightsbridge School from 2006-2015 and Head  of Garden House Boys' School from 2000 - 2006. He was educated at Eton College before being commissioned in the Coldstream Guards. During his military career Magoo served in the UK, Belize, Spain, Cyprus and Germany and was latterly Adjutant of the battalion in Bosnia looking after the 1,100 men and women in theatre. He was Aide de Camp to Lieutenant General the Hon Sir William Rous for two years and Coldstream  Equerry to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for two years. Magoo is a keen sportsman and sports fan and lists other interests as "children, travel, public speaking/entertaining, writing children’s stories and his family". Magoo is the founder of Knightsbridge School and created the KS Code.



Bursar - Elaine Williamson

Head of Development - Robin Badham-Thornhill

Senior Management Team

Director of Learning - Anthea Humphreys

Deputy Head - Carla Kenny

Head of Junior School - Charlotte Edkins

Head of Nursery & DSL - Gillian Conlon

Head of EYFS - Grace Kemp

Teacher, Mental Health & Pupil Wellbeing Lead - Julia Bromage

Head of Years 4 & 5 - Kristina Gulin

Head of Learning Support - Milana Kovacevic

Head of Years 6, 7, & 8, History & Geography, Future Schools - Tom O’Shea


Board of Advisors

Knightsbridge School is part of the Dukes Education group of independent schools and colleges.

The Chairman - Mr Aatif Hassan –

Dukes Education

14–16 Waterloo Place,

+44 (0) 203 696 5300.

Director - William Russell

Head of Development- Robin Badham-Thornhill

 Early Years - Pam Mundy

Education Advisor - Prof Mark Bailey (High Master St Paul's)


EYFS & Junior School Teaching Staff

Head of EYFS & Rec G - Grace Kemp

 Lions Head of Nursery & DSL - Gillian Conlon

RecA - Amy Warren

RecE - Eila Moffat

RecB -Ben Coles

Junior School Teaching Staff

Charlotte Edkins - Head of Junior School

J1I - Isabel Ball

J1L - Lena Persson

J1K - Katie Clare O’Connor-Marsh

J1E - Emily Hazenberg

J2A - Alison Gardiner

J2G - Georgie McGrane





J2N - Naomi Gibson

J2R - Rosie Oram

J3A - Andrew Coulter

J3H - Harriet Hargreaves

J3B - Bethan Ashton

J3F - Florence Stratton

Teaching Staff

S4A - Antonia Harrington

S4E - Evan Henderson

S4J - Jessica O’Shea

S4T and English - Tara Lomasney

Head of Languages - Anastasia Antonopoulou

French - Liliana Roudaut

French, Italian, History - Francesco Messina

Mandarin - Lili Wang

Head of Perspectives, Spanish, French  - Domingo Benasco-Perez

Head of Latin - Keara Thornton

Head of Maths - Jennifer Croxford

Maths - David Stratton

Maths - Lydia Palmer

Head of English - Camellia Zarbhanelian

English - Anita Casu

Head of Science - Dr Simon Horbury

Head of Digital Learning - Katie Donkor

Director of Sport - Mark Barnes

Head of Girls Sport - Sophie Pace

 PE & Games (Boys) - Chirag Patel

PE & Games (Boys) - Sam Wheeler

PE & Games (Girls) - Emma Gerard-Pearse

Boys Sports TA - James Gibson

Girls Sports TA - Charlie Neate

Head of Art - Hannah Mordi

Art - Alice McGilligan

Head of Drama - Rosie Parton

Head of Music  - Megan Jones

Dance - Nyroy Dixon

Singing - Clement Hetherington

Humanities - Ben Watkins

Head of Learning Support - Milana Kovacevic

Learning Support - Maura Murphy

Learning Support - Nikolitsa Genari


Teaching and Learning Assistants

Dawn Baker

Julia Harling

Andrea Rubio

Maria Charalambous

Marty McEvoy

Annette Riley

Laura Barra

Alicia Garcia Jimenez

Henry Roadknight

Danielle Burry

Francesca Spagnoli

Millie Rowlands

Rosie Hague

Gabriella Bagnoll

Mimi McMullen

Beatrice Withers Green

Chris O'Brien

Rebecca Armstrong

Chantelle Blom

Grazia di Palma

Rocio Pedrera Martinez

James Kearns

Teresa Cuenca

Belen Rodriguez (maternity leave)

Amy Poe

Heather Ratliff

Lydia Wheatley

Ralph Melhuish

Sarah Palangafkan

CLASSROOM Assistants

Amelia Gurney (Oundle School)

Emilie Tubbs (Sherborne School)

Erin Hobday (Perth Modern School, Australia)

Greta Harrison (King’s College)

Spencer Lee (Winchester College)

Lottie Zeal (Downe House)

Rex Money (Bloxham School)

Sofia Morales (Westminster School)

Peripatetic Staff

Learning Support & Additional Educational Needs

Speech Therapy - Aikaterini Karytinou

School Project Manager, Place2Be - Jemima Davidson

Place2Be CounsellorRoxanne Burt

Place2Be Counsellor - Paula Losch

Place2Be Counsellor - Jessica Carmichael

Music & Drama

Violin, Composition & Theory - Adonis Alvanis

Brass - Adam Brown

Violocello - Alice Murray

 Guitar - Anders Rye

 Piano - Atsuko Kawakami

Piano, Violin - Ayako Yoshida

Drums, Percussion - Jesse Bildner

Voice - Louise Lloyd

Voice - Maggie Cooper

Harp, Piano - Nicola Vestey

Piano, Jazz Piano - Peter Roper-Curzon

Woodwind - Rebecca Griffiths

 Guitar - Stelios Kalisperides

LAMDA- Ruth Prior

Administration, Premises & Catering Staff

PA to Head & SLT- Rosie Binns

Registrar - Mary Caldecott-Smith

School Secretary - Michelle Abrahams

Media and Charities Coordinator- Robyn Webbe (Maternity Cover) Briony Newman (Maternity Leave)

School Receptionist - Alice Whitworth

Clubs Coordinator - Fran Hall

Network Manager - David Hicks

ICT Technician - Karal Milani

Catering Manager - Guy Simonitsch

Head Caretaker- John Keenan

Caretaker - Bhim Gurung

Transport Manager- James Prior

Cleaner - Angela Teixeira

Cleaner - Martha Mamani