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Welcome to Mount St Mary’s College. I hope that as you read more about “The Mount” as it is affectionately known, you will gain insight into just what it is that makes this such a special place to learn, live and work – a sense of our well-known 'Mount Spirit'! 

Set in impressive grounds, The Mount is an idyllic place for children to grow into the fullness of our Jesuit vision, becoming good 'Men and Women for Others' from the moment they join us at Barlborough Hall School aged three through to the end of Sixth Form at the Mount at 18. Our two schools are a mere 10 minutes' drive apart on either side of the M1 motorway…not that you would notice from our blissfully rural locations. Students are welcome to join our Preparatory or Senior school at any point in their educational journey, much like our international students who board from the age of 11 upwards. 

About Mount St Mary's College


With expert study, careers, A-level, university and post-18 advice, our students have the opportunity to make the best GCSE choices for their futures, and at the end of their two years, take on exciting new challenges in the Sixth Form and the world beyond.

A Levels

A Levels Mount St mary's College

“Our Rhetoricians have had the most difficult and disrupted build up to their Sixth Form examinations possible because of COVID-19, and have demonstrated true Mount Spirit in their dedication to their studies.  Fully one in five of all grades were in the top bracket of A*-A; what testament to their grit and determination to achieve highly no matter what!” Dan Wright Headmaster


Mount St Mary's GCSE Results


Mount St Mary's College and Barlborough Hall School are regularly inspected by the Independent School Inspectorate and reports are published for public viewing. 

If you wish to contact us in relation to any of our inspections then please call the office at Mount St Mary's on 01246 433 388 or Barlborough Hall on 01246 810 511. To contact our Chair of Governors, please email or telephone 01246 433 388 and speak to Mrs Nicola Self. 

Mount St Mary's College

EQI Report 2016

Mount St Mary's College

RCI Report 2019

Barlborough Hall School

EQI Report 2016

Barlborough Hall School

RCI Report 2019

Mount St Mary's College

ISI Report 2023

Barlborough Hall School

ISI Report 2023

Staff and Governors



Mr Shaun Whyman Interim Chair of Governors Fr Simon Ellis SJ Foundation Member Fr Dermot Preston SJ Foundation Member Fr Christopher Pedley SJ Foundation Member Mr Michael Burrows Chair of Education Committee Mr Hardip Nijjar Governor Mr Ian Murphy Interim Chair of Finance and Strategy Committee Mr James Phinn Governor Mrs Sara Clarkson Governor Prof Matthew Wilson Governor Mr Antony Hind Governor Mr Joe Forth Governor Mr David Holliday Governor

Barlborough Hall School Teaching Staff

Barlborough Hall School Support Staff

KEETON, Karen Headteacher BMUS (HONS), PGCE Primary Ed CHADBOURNE, Catherine Deputy Head Teacher BEd (Hons), MA Action Research (Assessment & Target Setting) ALLDREAD, Bethany Preparatory Teacher BA (Hons), QTS Primary Teaching ASHER, Fiona Preparatory Teacher BA (Hons), PGCE Modern Foreign Languages (French and German) BARKER, Zoe Music Teacher and Music coordinator BMUS (Hons) BETTS, Liam John Els I Teacher BA (Hons), BSC (Hons), PGCE Psychology Diploma Primary Ed BOOTH, Andrea Early Years and Pre Prep III Teacher BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS CHAPMAN, Paula Elements III Class Teacher BA Hons Early Years MCLOUGHLIN, Helen Els III Teacher BA (Hons) Primary Education MILLBANK, Joanne Pre-Prep II Teacher B Ed (hons) SCANLON, Lesley-Anne BA (Hons), PGCE R.S./Humanities, Primary SINCLAIR, John Swimming Teacher Life Saving, Swim Teacher Certified STEVENSON, Richard Head of Games BA (Hons) Warburton, Chloe Els II Teacher BSc (Hons), PGCE Sports Science, Primary WHITEHEAD, Lauren Pre-Prep I Teacher BA (Hons), PGCE Childhood studies, Primary WILLEY-RANSFORD, Jodie Pre-Prep I Class Teacher BA (Hons) Early Years Wilson, Frances BA (Hons) Primary Ed

BESWICK, Rachel Louise Teaching Assistant CACHE Foundation Award, NCFE CACHE Level 2, NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma Childcare, Support teaching and Learning in Schools BETTS, Lisa Joanne Teaching Assistant FORBES-JONES, Mary SENCO and Chaplain (Hons), PGCE, MA, NASENCO Theology Religious Education, Catholic Leadership HUNT, Nicola Michelle Nursery Nurse CACHE Diploma, Level 3 Childcare & Education JEFFERY, Rebecca Nursery Nurse MORRIS, Caroline Teaching Assistant PIERCY, Louise Teaching Assistant Foundation Degree PILGRIM FORD, C Teaching Assistant WILLIS, Claire Teaching Assistant MUSIC BARNES, L Music Teacher, Guitar BOWHILL, Simon John Music Teacher, Drums HORSCROFT, R Music Teacher Bass JACKSON-TURNER N Music Teacher , Cello PRESTWOOD, K Music Teacher, Singing WEBB, S Music Teacher, Violin PERRY, H Music Teacher, Flute ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT ADAMS, CLARE Admissions Assistant BARBER, Theresa Maria Catering Assistant ELLIOTT, Kelly L Catering Assistant GIBBONS, Philip Grounds Maintenance HICKEY, Dianne Receptionist KIRK, Jeanette Catering Manager LISTER, Tracey Catering Assistant PASSEY, Catherine Ann Catering Assistant

Mount St Mary's Teaching Staff

Mount St Mary's Support Staff

WRIGHT, Daniel Headmaster M.A. (Hons), M.Ed.(Cantab), PGCE University of St Andrews, University of Cambridge MURPHY, Jack Second Master, Head of Higher Line BA (Hons) University of York ANGBORE, Foulley Teacher of Computer Science BEng Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications and Networking Engineering & Postgraduate in Computer Networking and Cybersecurity London Metropolitan University ASHER, Adam Teacher of Maths and Science B. Eng (Hons), Diploma Coventry University, Oxford Brookes University BAKER, Jennifer Teacher of English, Digital Media and Politics BA (Hons) University of Cambridge BURKINSHAW, Andrew Teacher of Physics BA (Hons) PGCE (Dist), MA Ed (Hons) Birmingham University CAREY, Rachel Head of Upper Elements MA History, BA (Hons), PG Cert SpLD (dyslexia) (Specialist Teacher), QTS University of York, Lancaster University, Edgehill University, Nottingham Trent University CAREY, Robert Head of Lower School (Figures & Rudiments), Head of English as an Additional Language BA (Hons), PGCE, CELTA University of Teesside, University of York, University of Sheffield CRITON, Paul Teacher of Business & Finance HND, DMS MBA Postgraduate Programme, CERT.ED Sheffield Hallam University, University of Derby, Sheffield Hallam University FOSTER, Heather Maths Teacher (maternity cover) GENT, Adam Teacher of Mathematics BSc (Hons), QTS Sheffield Hallam University GRICE, Kathryn Homeroom Teacher, teacher of RS BA (Hons) University of Birmingham GRUAR, Christopher Homeroom, English and Humanities Teacher Bachelor of Arts and Master of Teaching The University of Sydney, Australia HALEY, Maria Subject Lead of Latin and Classics BA (Hons), MA, PhD, University of Leeds HOGGREN-JOHNSON, Hannah Lead Teacher of French BA (Hons) with QTS Oxford University, Sheffield Hallam University HUNT, Christiaan Associate Assistant Headteacher and Head of Faculty (Science) BSc (Hons), PGCE, MA, Edge Hill University, University of Manchester HUNTER, John Teacher of Homeroom BA (Hons), PGCE University of Sunderland, Sheffield Hallam University JONES, Michael Head of RS BA (Hons) Philosophy Heythrop College, University of London KITCHENER, Lucy Cross Campus Music Director, Assistant Headteacher BMus (Hons), PGCE, PgDip University of Sheffield, Manchester Metropolitan University, Sheffield Hallam University MIDDLETON, Alexa Associate Assistant Head, Head of Expressive Arts & Lead Teacher of Drama BA (Hons) University of Hull MOLLOY, Charlotte Mathematics BSc University of York OATES, Louise Head of Languages OATRIDGE, Rebecca Teacher of Science (Maternity Cover) MA Ed, PGDE, BSc, University of Sheffield, Durham University O'NEILL, Seanead Assistant Headteacher/Lay Chaplain BA (Hons), PGCE, PgCert University of Nottingham SCHOLES, Matthew RAFAC Head of English BA (Hons), PGCE, MA The University of Hull, The University of Sheffield (MA) STEEL, David Maths Teacher (maternity cover) STOCKWELL, Judith Economics Teacher THOMPSON, Jack Head of Humanities BSc (Hons) University of Northumbria WAINWRIGHT, Aarrian Teacher of Chemistry and Physics, EPQ co-ordinator BSc (Hons), PGCE, MA University of Manchester, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Hallam University WALLS, Amy Head of Rudiments Head of Biology BSC (Hons), PGCE Sheffield Hallam University WATSON JONES, Nicholas Subject Leader Biology WILLIAMS, Haydn Teacher of Psychology BSc (Hons) Plymouth University WILSON, Mark Head of Maths BEng, PGCE Oxford Brooks University, University of Exeter WOODHEAD, Benjamin Teacher of English & Politics, Head of Middle School MA (Hons) University of Aberdeen WOODHOUSE, Penelope Lead Teacher Art and Design BA (Hons), PGCE De Montfort University, Leeds University WRAITH, Graham Head of History BA (Hons) University of Sheffield WRIGHT, Georgina Teacher of English BA (Hons), PGCE University of Surrey, University of Leeds MUSIC BARKER, Zoe Kay Music Specialist BMus Huddersfield University BARNES, Lusia W HEWITT, Carla Teacher of LAMDA/Drama BA (Hons), PGCE Liverpool John Moores University, The University of Central England HORSCROFT, Robert J Brass Teacher HUTCHINSON, Joseph Teacher of Music, College Organist, Deputy Houseparent of Loyola HUMPHRIES, James Dominic Piano Teacher JACKSON-TURNER, Nathan Cello Teacher MUGRIDGE, Katharine Marie Singing Teacher OWEN, Thomas Richard Accompanist PERRY, Helen S Clarinet and Saxophone Teacher SMALLEY, Hannah E Flute Teacher WEBB, Shelagh Margaret Violin Teacher SPORTS: ALLEN, Taryn, Sports Graduate BSc (Hons) Sheffield Hallam University BERRY, Danny Head of Hockey BSc. (Hons) The Open University CRAGGS, Rachel Lead Teacher of Physical Education BSc (Hons), GTP Liverpool John Moores University, Warwick University FREEMAN, Jessica Head of Athletics Health and Fitness Bsc (Hons), MSc (Hons) Sheffield Hallam University GUEST, Jess Sports Graduate BSc (Hons), PGCE with QTS Nottingham University, Leeds Beckett University HAYES-WORMALL, Aidan Sports Coach BSc (Hons), MSc Leeds Trinity University, Leeds Beckett University HEAD, Christian Director of Sport BSc (Hons) The Open University JONES, Christopher Multi Sports Coach and Graduate Mentor University of Worcester Nicola Jones Head of Netball Loughborough University (BSc Hons) University of Nottingham (BMd) JONES, Samuel Sports Coach BA (Hons) University of Hull WEEKES, Lesroy

AL-KHAMIRI, Saami CCF SSI, DofE Co-ordinator BA (Hons) University of Wolverhampton BAKER, Liann BAKER, Paul Catering Assistant BAKER, Steven Maintenance BILSON, Glynn BOLES, Morag Marketing Manager BA (Hons) Sheffield Hallam University BOOT, David Finance BOOTH, Ivy Domestic Assistant BOSTON, John DT Technician BUCKLEY, David BUCKLEY, Julie Domestic Assistant BUNTING, Ingrid HR LLB (Hons) CIPD Sheffield Hallam University BUTCHER, Richard DU RANDT, Annette House Parent EDGE, Wendy ELLENDER, Emma FISHBURN, Francis FLETCHER, Rebecca Learning Support Assistant FOX, Adele Admissions Assistant and Boarders' Travel Coordinator FRENCH, Beverley FROGGATT, Diane GEE-PEMBERTON, Andrina GOODISON, Jacqueline GOSNEY, Diana Exam Invigilator GRAY, Dayle GREAVES, Angela GREVESON, Mark Head of Catering HARPER, Kevin HARRISON, Ben Head of Finance AAT, ACCA HATCROFT, Caroline HIGHAM, Deborah Admissions Assistant HINCHLIFFE, Amanda HOOPER, Patricia HUDSON-BROWN, Lisa JOHNSON, Lucy JONES, Martin School Minibus Driver KAPERYS, Denise KELK, Julie KENNETT, Marie Domestic Assistant LAMB, Jessica Deputy Houseparent LAMPITT-WHEATLEY, Patricia LEVICK, Julie LIBBERTON, Robert MACHIN, Rosemary MANSELL, Andrea MANSELL, Carly MARSHALL, Shaun MCKAY, Ian MILLNS, Kelly MULLINS, Karen NETTLESHIP, Diane NEWBY, Linda PAUK, Colin Domestic Bursar PETTINGER, Jodie School Nurse PILGRIM, Susan Head of SENDCO PILGRIM-FORD, Charlotte PILGRIM-FORD, Emma Learning Support Assistant ROBBINS, David RODRIGUEZ, Mark Maintenance ROEBUCK, Jayne Headmaster’s PA RUSHFORTH, Jill SCOBBIE, Emma Science Technician BSc (Hons) Bristol University SELF, Nicola Assistant Domestic Bursar / Clerk to Governors BA (Hons) University of Humberside SENDALL, Charlotte Learning Support Assistant SENIOR, Jinette SHAW, Chelsea School Financial Accountant STOREY, Wayne TANNER, John THICKETT, Joanne THOMPSON, Geraldine Examinations Officer BA (Hons) Liverpool John Moores University THORNLEY, Philip Multi-Skilled Tradesperson TONKIN, Chris Exam Invigilator TOULSON, Clare TURNER, Lynn School Receptionist and Administrative Support & Exam Invigilator TURNER, Paul VILLAMOR AUGUSTA, Alvaro WALKER, Christopher Head of Facilities WALKER, Brian Head of Admissions WALKER, Helen WATKINSON, Melanie WHITCOMBE, Clare Billing Officer WHITEHEAD, Terryann WHITELEY, Philip WILSON, Georgina WILSON, Sarah Jane Houseparent BSc (Hons), PGCE (PCET) University of Salford, Sheffield Hallam University WOOD, Rachel Learning Support Assistant BA (Hons) Education (Special Education and Inclusion) Nottingham Trent University WORMLEIGHTON, Jill Exam Invigilator WRIGHT, Stephan YORKE, Sharon



Mount St Mary's College and Barlborough Hall School have a range of policies in place to ensure the safety of both staff and pupils, maintain consistent and quality educational practise and to assist with the general operation of the School.


Here you will find the documents that explain how we reach decisions on matters from admissions and teaching to boarding and the administration of first aid.


If you wish to contact us about any of our policies then call the office at Mount St Mary's College on 01246 433 388 or Barlborough Hall School on 01246 810 511.


To contact our Chair of Governors, email or telephone 01246 433 388 and speak to Mrs Nicola Self.


To contact Mrs Karen Keeton, Headteacher at Barlborough Hall School email


To contact Mr Dan Wright, Headmaster at Mount St Mary's College email

Mount St Mary's College

EQI Report 2016

Mount St Mary's College

RCI Report 2019

Our History

We are part of a momentous story that dates back to the 16th Century when a religious order of priests founded by St Ignatius of Loyola, known as Jesuits, came into being.

Ignatius and his small group of like-minded companions received papal approval in 1540. These Jesuits opened their first school in in 1548, in Messina, Italy.  Today, the Society of Jesus is the largest order in the Catholic Church and the term Jesuit is virtually synonymous with education.

The origins of Mount St Mary’s College go back to 1620 when Jesuits were teaching, albeit in secret, at Stanley Grange near Derby.

In those days Catholics were outlawed and when discovered, Stanley Grange was closed down. The Jesuits then moved to Holbeck near Worksop until finally, after the Catholic Emancipation Act, 1829, Jesuit schooling came into the open. In 1842 the College of Mount St Mary was formally opened in the North Derbyshire village of Spinkhill.

Parts of our current College buildings are from the 16th and 17th century, the Sodality Chapel is the earliest remaining building and was used for clandestine worship, at a time of persecution. The awe-inspiring Memorial Chapel was built in 1924 to commemorate the Old Mountaineers who had lost their lives serving in World War I. Designed by Adrian Gilbert-Scott, it mirrors exactly the proportions of the Duomo in Florence.

Barlborough Hall is a Grade I listed country house built in 1583-84 by Sir Francis de Rodes, an Assize Court Judge in York. The design of the mansion is attributed to English architect Robert Smythson, the man also behind Hardwick Hall, Longleat House and Wollaton Hall.

On Tuesday 2 May 1939 it opened its doors for the first time as the Preparatory School to Mount St Mary’s College.  Initially, a boys’ boarding school, its first cohort totalled 35 pupils. Within the year Barlborough Hall was requisitioned by the British Army for use during World War II.

The boys and the staff took up residence at the College for two terms but were reinstated at Barlborough Hall in time for the start of the 1940 summer term. Today Barlborough Hall is a day school for all children.

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