Senior Leadership Team

Dr Dominic Luckett BA, DPhil, FRSA, FHA, FCCT

Dr Dominic Luckett BA, DPhil, FRSA, FHA, FCCT

Headmaster and CEO

Dominic took up his appointment as Headmaster and CEO in January 2016. He received a congratulatory first class degree in History from the University of Leicester and then studied for his doctorate on Henry VII at Magdalen College, Oxford.

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Dr Tim Filtness BA, MA, Phd

Dr Tim Filtness BA, MA, Phd

Deputy Head (Academic)

Tim joined Sherborne in 2014. Prior to that he was Director of Learning at Sir William Perkins’s School and, before that, Head of Biology at Merchant Taylors’, Northwood and at Wellington College. As Deputy Head (Academic) Tim is responsible for teaching and learning at Sherborne, including arranging the School’s curriculum and its staffing.

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Allister Sheffield BSc

Allister Sheffield BSc

Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Allister joined the School in January 2019 having previously worked at Dauntsey’s School in Wiltshire. During his time at Dauntsey’s he was a Boarding Housemaster and taught Geography, having also been Head of their PSHE Department, as well as Master in Charge of their Lower School Outdoor Activity programme.

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Matthew Jamieson BA

Matthew Jamieson BA

Senior Deputy Head

As Senior Deputy Head, Matthew’s role incorporates the detailed management of the working week alongside his involvement in wider strategic matters. He moved to Sherborne as Deputy Head (Pastoral) in 2015 after having been Assistant Head (Boarding) at Brighton College and, before that, a Boarding Housemaster at Bedford School. Matthew read History as a sports scholar at The University of Birmingham before serving with the Scots Guards in Iraq, Bosnia and Afghanistan. His experience has made him a great believer in the need for boys to embrace challenge and learn from their inevitable mistakes. Matthew’s wife, Emma, is a Housemistress at Sherborne Girls where they live with their two children. His interests include running, cricket, music and current affairs.

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Lindsey Millar BA

Lindsey Millar BA

Assistant Head (Academic)

Lindsey joined Sherborne in 1990 and is responsible for the academic progress of boys in the Third, Fourth and Fifth Forms. She also teaches in the Geography department and has a range of co-curricular roles, including co-ordinating entries for equestrian competitions and was Master in Charge of swimming for 17 years.

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Alex Boyd-Williams BA, MEd, PGCE, DipEFC

Alex Boyd-Williams BA, MEd, PGCE, DipEFC

Deputy Head (Sixth Form)

Alex joined Sherborne School in September 2022 as Deputy Head (Sixth Form). He has as a first-class honours degree in Drama from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, a PGCE from the University of Cambridge and an MEd in Educational Leadership (with Distinction) from the University of Buckingham. He is a great advocate of global education after spending a year studying at the European Film College in Denmark, and, later on, living and working in the Swiss Alps. He has previously taught at Millfield (where he was Director of Drama), was a Housemaster at both Aiglon College and Uppingham School and most recently served as Head of Sixth Form at Framlingham College. His interests include reading, music, walking, running and cycling. Alex is married to Kate, an educational coach, and they have two daughters, Imogen and Camille.

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Ben Sunderland BEng

Ben Sunderland BEng

Director of Boarding and Deputy Head (Co-Curricular)

Ben joined the School in 2002 and became Director of Boarding in September 2023, following his role as Senior Housemaster and Housemaster of Lyon House (appointed in 2011). In addition, Ben took on the role of Deputy Head (Co-curricular) in January 2024, he is a teacher of Mathematics and also coaches rugby and cricket.  Prior to becoming a Housemaster, he was the Contingent Commander of the CCF, Master in charge of the Leadership and Teambuilding course and heavily involved in Sherborne’s outdoor education programme. Ben has been working in the boarding community extensively throughout his time at Sherborne; having tutored in the Green, been resident tutor at The Digby and Abbey House and also Senior Tutor at The Digby and Harper. He was appointed as Senior Housemaster and DSL in 2018. He is married to Lisa and has three children, Imogen, Harry and Alfie. He enjoys cycling and generally keeping fit.

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Dr David Cole BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr David Cole BSc, MSc, PhD


David assumed the role of Bursar in January 2021 having previously held a number of senior roles within both the private and public sectors. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of St Andrews and both a masters and doctorate from the University of Southampton, David began his working career in Hospitality and Leisure with Whitbread plc, working primarily on the early expansion of the Costa Coffee brand post acquisition. His experience of developing and translating strategy into delivery, soon led to senior strategy-based roles with the Law Society and the Serious Organised Crime Agency. Following London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, David joined the executive team of the UK Sports Council for the Beijing, London and Rio quads, ultimately being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2011. To spend more time with his family David took a role closer to home with the University of Sussex in 2015 as Director of Planning & Performance, with leadership responsibility for the professional staff supporting the University’s eleven Schools of Study. David is married to Vicky with two children who are growing up far too quickly.

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Anne Megdiche

Anne Megdiche

Director of Admissions

Anne joined Sherborne School in June 2022 and is responsible for the development and delivery of the pupil admissions strategy. Having worked in the independent education sector for 17 years, both at prep school and senior schools, Anne has extensive experience in supporting prospective pupils and their parents during the admissions journey.

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School HouseRobert Harris, BA, MBA
Abbey HouseHugh Tatham BA, MA
The GreenWilliam Mackenzie-Green, BA
Harper HouseNicholas Scorer, MChem
Wallace HouseJames Hull BA, PGCE
AbbeylandsRhidian McGuire, BA, MPhil
Lyon HouseDavid Murray, BSc
The DigbyRob Le Poidevin, MA, MA, MSc

Academic Staff


Matthew Bone BA*
Emma Drake BA
Oliver Senneck BA
James Wright BA, MA

History of Art: Miroslav Pomichal BA, MFA




*Jon-Paul Manning BMSc, PhD, MEd
Tim Filtness BA, MA, PhD
Guy Harwood BSc
David Ridgway BSc
Jeremy Wadham BSc, PhD
Jonathan Wilson BSc


*William Buckley BSc
Andrew Griffin-Raphael BSc
Nick Scorer MChem
Danny Watson BSc
Chris Campbell BSc, MSc, MSc, PhD, PGCE



*Stephen Heath BA
Caroline Garland BA
Peter Garland BA, MA
Nicolas Hall BA

Computer Science

*David Wild B.Sc., Ph.D (and Digital Learning Lead at Sherborne School)


Design & Technology

*Peter Chillingworth BA
Nicola Bacon BA
James Walker BA



*Victoria Clayton BA, MEd, MCLIP
Barbara Darnley BA
Hilary Earle, Diploma


Economics & Business

*Chris O'Donnell BA
Robert Cousin BSc, MA, PGCE
Michael Ewart-Smith BSc, MBA
Robert Harris BA, MBA
Phil Woolrich BA (Hons)




*Harriet Cant BA
Alex Boyd-Williams BA, MEd, PGCE, DipEFC
Gervase Gordon BA (MFL), MA, PGCE, PGDip, NPQML
Tom Payne BA
Angharad Price-Hughes BEd (Hons)
Giles Robinson BA
James Winter MA



*Christopher Foyle BA
Richard Fuller BSc
Alistair Hatch BA
Lindsey Millar BA
Allister Sheffield, BSc

Government & Politics

*Robert le Poidevin MA, MA, MSc


*Charlotte Allen BA
John Crouch BA
Matthew Jamieson BA
Robert Le Poidevin MA, MA, MSc
Dominic Luckett BA, DPhil, FRSA, FHA, FCCT
William Mackenzie Green BA
Giles Reynolds MA



Learning Support

*Sarah Ollis BA
Caroline Carrier BA
Elizabeth Ashton BBA, DipSpLD
Joanna Mortimer, BSC, SEN, SpLD
Jonathan Wilson BSc


*Rebecca Fraser MEng, PGCE
Dr Paul Spencer BSc, PhD
Amber Civardi BSc
Tim Dawson BSc, Dip Stats, MA
Andrew Debney BSc (Hons)
Yifan Hu MSc, BSc
Sarah Jenkins BSc
Shoshana Mertens BA, MA, MSc, PhD
Caragh Standen MA, FCA
Ben Sunderland BEng
Claire Tatham BSc


Modern Languages

*Claire Greenrod - Head of EAL,BA, CertTEFL
*Judy Thurman BA
Stephen Byrne BA
William Chadwick BA (Hons), DLM, PGDL
Philippe Cosentino BA
Georgia Gotke
Luili Liu-Plant
Philip Morrow BA, MA
Ruth Rogeson-Studer
Tom Scott BA
Julia Slade BA
Abi Taylor BA (ML), MA, PGCE



*Robert Costin BA
Benjamin Davey GRSM, LRAM
James Henderson MA
Michael Lehnert BA, MMus
Daniel Marks BMus

Laura McCormick (Music School Manager)

Physical Education

*Barny Allen BSc
David Guy BA
Rhidian McGuire BA, MPhil
Chris Smith BA


*Richard Brown MPhys, PhD
James Kimber BSc
David Murray BSc
Mark Thurman BSc 
John Willetts MA, CPhys, MInstP, MBCS



Sarah Hadley BA

Theology & Philosophy

*James Crawford MA
Nikola Bowerman BA
Rev David Campbell MTheol, CECM, MTh, DMin
Kester Jackson BA
Hugh Tatham MA


* denotes Head of Department