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 be able 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 what she describes 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 itching to make a start on a new research project. When she has time Shona loves to walk (dog in tow), grow vegetables, bake and make preserves. She has been known to take to the river in the cox's seat, plays the violin, cycles when she can and is usually not far from a book! 



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

Deputy Head Academic - Angela McLean

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 F - Alison Gardiner (maternity cover) Louisa Griffiths (maternity leave)

 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

J1N - Naomi Barns

J1L - Lena Persson

J1M - Kaitlin Foster

J1E - Emily Hazenberg

J2I - Isabel Ball

J2G - Georgie McGrane





J2R - Rosie Oram

J2A - Antonia Harington

J3B - Bethan Ashton

J3H - Harriet Hargreaves

J3E - Evan Henderson

J3J - Jess O'Shea

Teaching Staff

 Head of Senior Years 4 & 5  Anthea Livingstone

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

Head of Languages - Anastasia Antonopoulou

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

French, Spanish - Yuna Toudi

Head of Latin - Keara Thornton

French, Italian, History - Francesco Messina

Mandarin - Lili Wang

Head of English - Camellia Zarbhanelian

Head of Science - Dr Simon Horbury

Head of Art - Candia Bradshaw (maternity cover) Hannah Mordi (maternity leave)

Music  - Catherine Morrow

Humanities - Ben Watkins

English - Kristina Coombes

English - Anita Casu

Head of Maths - Olivia Kearns

Maths - David Stratton

Head of Digital Learning - Katie Donkor

Head of Learning SupportKim Warrender

Learning Support - Maura Murphy

Learning Support - Milana Kovacevic

Learning Support - Nikolitsa Genari

Director of Sport - Mark Barnes

 Sport - Chirag Patel

PE & Games - Emma Gerard-Pearse

PE & Games - Sophie Pace

Girls Sports TA - Katie Robertson

Head of Drama - Rosie Parton

Dance - Nyroy Dixon


Teaching and Learning Assistants

Ali Bolitho

Dawn Baker

Julia Harling

Andrea Rubio

Maria Charalambous

Andrew Coulter

Marty McEvoy

Annette Riley

Emma Grant

Laura Barra

Tilly Redman

Alicia Garcia Jimenez

James Gibson

Henry Roadknight

Mimi McMullen

Beatrice Withers Green

Chris O'Brien

Katie Robertson

Rebecca Croome

Chantelle Blom

Grazia di Palma

Rocio Pedrera Martinez

Araby McClintock

James Kearns

Kathy Allnutt

Teresa Cuenca

Belen Rodriguez (maternity leave)

Amy Poe

Gap Assistants

Cullen Johnston 

Isabella Durrant (Royal Hospital School)

Rex Money 

Peripatetic Staff

Learning Support & Additional Educational Needs

Speech Therapy - Aikaterini Karytinou

School Project Manager, Place2Be - Tania Bashar

Place2Be CounsellorHinga Inayat

Place2Be Counsellor - Paula Losch

Place2Be Counsellor - Jessica Carmichael

Music & Drama

Violin, Composition & Theory - Adonis Alvanis

Violocello - Alice Murray (Sabbatical)

Cello - Juli-Anne Manning (Sabbatical Cover)

 Guitar - Anders Rye

 Piano - Atsuko Kawakami

Piano, Violin - Ayako Yoshida

Drums, Percussion - Jesse Bildner

Voice - Nico De Viliers (Maternity Cover) Louise Lloyd (Maternity Leave)

Voice - Maggie Cooper

Harp, Piano - Nicola Broke

Piano, Jazz Piano - Peter Roper-Curzon

Woodwind - Rebecca Griffiths

LAMDA- Ruth Prior

 Guitar - Stelios Kalisperides

Administration, Premises & Catering Staff

PA to Head & SLT- Rosie Binns

Registrar - Mary Caldecott-Smith

School Secretary - Michelle Abrahams

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

School Receptionist - Anna Chambers

Clubs Coordinator - Fran Hall

ICT Technician - Karal Milani

Transport Manager- James Prior

Head Caretaker- John Keenan

Caretaker - Bhim Gurung

Network Manager - David Hicks

Catering Manager - Guy Simonitsch

Cleaner - Angela Teixeira