Our experienced and highly committed, motivated and enthusiastic staff are available to answer any questions. Please email or telephone our sites if you require any information.

Main School 01200 423379
Sixth Form 01200 423118

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School is an exciting place to work. If you wish to join our team please go to our vacancies section and click on a job title for further details and an application form.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

Senior Leadership Team

Mrs J M Child Headteacher
Mr J L Powell Deputy Headteacher
Mrs C S Reeves Deputy Headteacher
Mrs C L George Assistant Headteacher
Mrs K L Johnston Assistant Headteacher
Ms J Renold Assistant Headteacher
Dr A M Ellis Co-opted
Ms L C Higginbottom Bursar

Teaching Staff

Art and Design

Mr M H Matthews – Head of Learning
Mrs L Smith
Mrs M E Starkie


Dr A M Ellis – Head of Learning
Mrs J Carson
Dr N Clarke
Miss K Robson
Mr P T Smith
Dr A L Stewart


Mrs J A Payne – Head of Learning


Miss S L Speirs – Head of Learning
Mr L J Maddran
Mrs N Nicholas
Mr M Patel


Mrs C E Compton – Head of Learning


Mrs E J Gardiner – Head of Learning
Mrs C V Fish
Mr D J Joseph
Mrs J L Mangan
Mrs F M Salt
Mr M P Seddon
Ms H G Southwell

Food Technology

Mrs J Graham – Head of Learning


Ms L Rodgers – Head of Learning
Mrs A Banks
Mrs S Raine


Mr R Gadd – Head of Learning
Mrs L Hunter
Mr J L Powell


Mrs L C Watts – Head of Learning
Dr P J Halstead
Mrs L M Pratt


Mr C T Seed – Head of Learning
Mrs M J Blane
Mrs K L Johnston

ICT / Computing

Mr M D Latty – Head of Learning
Mrs H J Clarkson

Latin / Classics

Mr D Westworth – Head of Learning


Mrs S Mann – Head of Learning
Mrs M L Burrill
Mr W C Capstick
Mr A K Carson
Ms A Curry
Mrs N T Entwistle
Mr D N Holloway
Miss C R Martin
Mr R C Wallace


Dr P J Allcock – Head of Learning

Visiting Music Teachers
Mr G Banks
Mr M Haworth
Miss J Hunter
Mrs J Ismail
Mrs J Pembleton-Smyth
Mrs F Prince
Mr R Rigby
Ms E Wilson

PE / Games

Mr J O Alcock – Head of Learning
Mr R J Edmondson
Mr A D Hutchinson
Miss R L Sutcliffe
Mrs S J Winstanley


Mr S Mumford – Head of Learning
Miss H E Ashton
Mr P R Council
Mrs C L George
Ms J Renold


Mr J J Wootton – Head of Learning
Mr S D Draper


Mrs R Blow – Head of Learning
Miss C Fox
Mrs S Gillespie
Mrs C A Hoyle

Religious Studies

Mr A F Priory – Head of Learning
Mrs C S Reeves
Miss Z Sefton



Mr S Gregory – Head of Learning
Mr A Blunt


Miss J W Bennett
Miss C A Wharam

Theatre Studies and Drama

Ms D P Elliot – Head of Learning

Pastoral Support

Heads of Year – Main School

Mrs J Graham – Head of Year 7
Mr A D Hutchinson – Head of Year 8
Miss R L Sutcliffe – Head of Year 9
Mr J J Wootton – Head of Year 10
Mr A K Carson – Head of Year 11

Senior Tutors – Sixth Form

Miss H E Ashton
Dr N Clarke
Mr S D Draper
Mr R J Edmondson
Mr S Gregory
Mr D J Joseph

Support Staff


Mrs C Andrews – Finance Assistant
Mrs S L Cox – Administrative Assistant
Mrs C L Davies – Secretary Sixth Form
Mrs M J Dickinson – Careers and Educational Visits Co-ordinator
Ms L C Higginbottom – Bursar
Mrs V Howard – Careers Clerical Assistant
Mrs K Kinney – Secretary Main School
Mrs A J Moore – Examinations Manager
Mrs A Payne – Assessment and Data Manager
Mrs J Rees – Secretary Sixth Form
Mrs J Roberts – Secretary and Sixth Form Student Support Manager
Mrs J Simpson – Examinations Administrator
Mrs S Stevens – Personnel Assistant
Mrs R Thompson – Secretary and Sixth Form Student Support Manager
Miss T Thompson – Secretary and Receptionist Main School
Mrs C E West – Finance Manager
Ms M J Woods – Headteacher’s PA

IT Technical Support

Mr D P Vernon – Network Manager
Mr J Hill – Deputy Network Manager

Reprographics Technician

Mrs J Smith

Art Classroom Assistant

Mrs C M Dakin

Laboratory Technicians

Mrs J Holden
Mrs J L Opit
Mr M Stuttard


Miss K Pulman – Sixth Form
Mrs R E Smith – Main School (SENDCO)

Special Support Assistants

Ms K Garner
Mrs S Mackenzie
Miss P McNulty

Cover Supervisor

Miss M Quraishi


Mr T Dean – Site Manager
Mr C Kett – Site Supervisor
Mr J Robbins – Site Supervisor

Cleaning Staff

York Street

Ms K Haslam
Mrs C Hulme
Mr M Isherwood
Mr D Whittaker

Chatburn Road

Mr R Fahrner
Mr P Hoyle
Miss S Hughes
Mr P Lancaster
Mr E Penman
Ms L Sargeant
Mr P Taylor

Lunchtime Supervisors

Mrs C Billups
Mrs C Harkness
Miss S Jilani
Mrs K Swarbrick

Foreign Language Assistants

Miss R M Fijalkowski
Mrs P Holloway
Dr F Ritchie