Senior Leadership

Kerry Burnham


Kerry Burnham is a graduate of Exeter University and an Advanced Skills Mathematics Teacher who has taught in the state sector since 1998.
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Joe Rowing

Deputy Headteacher

Joe is responsible for the Physics department and for the school’s pastoral system.
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Will Denford

Business Manager

Will has over 10 years experience in educational and financial management.
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Teaching Staff


Stuart Allen

Teacher of Mathematics

Stuart joined the EMS teaching team in September 2016. A graduate of the University of Plymouth, Stuart has been teaching in the South West for over fifteen years.
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Tom Bowler

Teacher of Mathematics

Tom joined the EMS teaching team in September 2016. A graduate of the University of Exeter, Tom has a passion for problem solving.
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Liam Cantle

Teacher of Mathematics and Computer Science

Liam Cantle is a Mathematics graduate of Warwick University and completed his PGCE at the University of Exeter.
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Will Halwyn

Teacher of Mathematics

Will studied Maths at Cambridge University, specialising in Pure Mathematics such as Algebraic Topology.
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Ed Horncastle

Teacher of Physics and
Computer Science

Having gained a first class degree in Geophysics at Liverpool University, Ed went on to complete his PhD in Theoretical Physics.
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Malcolm Simpson

Teacher of Physics and Mathematics

Malcolm joined the school in September 2015 having taught successfully in both comprehensive and selective schools.
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Claire Willman

Teacher of Mathematics

An exceptionally experienced and highly regarded teacher, Claire joined us in 2015 from Exeter College, where she had taught successfully for the last 30 years.
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Residential Staff


Meredith Holmes

Lead Pastoral  Tutor

Meredith is responsible for overseeing the care of our students in accommodation and making sure the support needs of all students are met during school hours.
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Grace Strachan

Pastoral and
Accommodation Tutor

Grace’s role is based in accommodation where she offers support to students with any day to day tasks or worries.
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Bill Hughes

Pastoral and
Accommodation Tutor

Bill joined the accommodation team in September 2017 bringing with him over ten years experience in schools.

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Support Staff


Sophie Brown

Outreach Coordinator

If an event needs organising – Sophie’s the one to call upon.
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Susie Catling

Admissions and Admin Coordinator

Susie is responsible for our Admissions
and Administration and is the first
port of call for enquiries.
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Julia Gardner


Julia joined the team in September 2015 and is there with a smile to greet every person who walks through the door.
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Bonnie Thirlaway

Events Administrator

Bonnie supports the work of both
Outreach and Admissions.
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Jill Williams

Exams Officer and Clerk to Governors

Jill has responsibility for the smooth running of exams at EMS as well as providing administrative support to  the School’s Governing Board.
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Tamsin Loudon

Finance Assistant

Tamsin is responsible for the day-to-day accounts of the School.
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