Meet our SLT

Read more about the Senior Leadership Team at Banstead Prep School


John Abbott, Deputy Head

John is passionate about prep school education, pupil welfare and working alongside other dedicated teachers. Taking responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school, pastoral care, extra-curricular clubs, school trips and whole-school events, he also has a wealth of experience in the classroom, primarily with KS2 in preparation for 11+ examinations.

"As anyone who visits us knows, BPS is a wonderfully welcoming school with the very highest of standards and a commitment for all children to be the very best they can. Whether using their imagination in the classroom, cavorting around the dance studio, enjoying a new sport on our all-weather pitch or trying out an exciting activity from our broad extra-curricular programme, children are constantly learning about both their own potential and the world around them."

Sarah Nunn, Head of Pre-Prep

Sarah was Head of Early Years and Head of Assessment and Data at Bramley School. She is keen to enrich learning and recently introduced highly successful ‘Welly Walks’ into the Early Years curriculum to enhance hands-on positive experiences within the wider community. Sarah has taught all age groups at primary level all and has specialised in maths; currently, she leads Gifted and Talented sessions for the most able mathematicians in Year 6. Sarah has led Early Years ISI Inspection preparation and helped secure an excellent inspection at Bramley in 2016. Sarah has also completed the London Marathon and the Prudential Ride 100.

“Fundamentally, my belief is that all children deserve the best opportunities we can give them to ignite their excitement to learn and support them as they start to develop their learning styles and preferences. Happy children learn best.”



Jason Ford, Assistant Head (Academic)

Previously Director of Studies at Priory Preparatory School, Jason has considerable experience in all areas of teaching and learning, both in academics and in sport, with vast experience of teaching English for 11+ preparation. At Banstead Prep, Jason undertakes responsibility in key areas such as academic matters, curriculum, senior school transition, monitoring pupil progress and inspection preparation.  Teaching Year 5 English and Sport to the Prep school, Jason enjoys seeing the passion of the children striving to do their best inside and outside of the classroom, something very much built into the culture of Banstead Prep.  He holds an MA in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Nottingham and plays rugby and cricket for local clubs.

'BPS is an excellent prep school fostering high academic standards within a broad curriculum.  With this carefully designed curriculum, children at BPS are challenged and supported in reaching their potential.'

Julie Windett, Assistant Head (Pastoral)

Julie was previously Head of the Junior Department and a Year 3 class teacher at Greenacre School, so she has significant experience in leadership and management in a prep setting. Julie supports with embedding the aims and ethos of the school and is passionate about ensuring the academic and pastoral needs of pupils are catered for. Julie has a BEd (Hons) in Primary Education and PE and a Diploma of Higher Education in Art. An ex-international sportswoman, Julie understands the importance of creating great teams.

“At BPS, we foster the personal, social and emotional skills the children need to maximise progress in learning and to develop the resiliance and perseverance to flourish in life beyond Prep school.“



Hilary Russell, Business Manager

Hilary is a qualified Chartered Accountant with previous experience as Bursar of Priory Preparatory School.  She is responsible for ensuring effective management of the finance, business and support functions at Banstead Prep. including premises and infrastructure. 

“I feel privileged to have been involved in the creation of Banstead Prep School and am excited by the opportunities to further develop and enhance the facilities for our pupils."





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