Louise NorthPrincipal of the college & Head of the Senior School
Louise North joined Framlingham College as Principal and Head of the Senior School in September 2019.
Following a degree in French and Spanish from Durham University, Louise’s career has been dedicated to independent, co-educational day and boarding schools. Her first appointment was at St. Peter’s School, York, where by the age of 26 she was running a day house. There then followed nine years as a boarding housemistress, firstly at Glenalmond College in Scotland, then at Marlborough College, where she counted a member of the Royal Family among her charges.
Louise moved into Senior Management in 2010, forging a new role for Stonyhurst College as their Deputy Head with oversight for all aspects of the Sixth Form. Prior to joining Framlingham, she was Senior Deputy Head at Oakham School, responsible for the day-to-day running of one of the largest independent schools in the UK.
Louise is married with two children, both of whom are in the Senior School. She loves languages, reading, and the beautiful Suffolk coast and countryside.
Jonathan EganHead of the Prep School
Jonathan Egan joined Framlingham College as Head of the Prep School in April 2021.
Before joining the College he was the Senior Deputy Head of the Prep School at Bedford School with a particular focus on the curriculum, timetabling and ‘teaching and learning’ development. An ISI Inspector and safeguarding governor, he gained a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Roehampton. Jonathan taught at the Rondebosch School in Cape Town, South Africa, before returning to the UK to teach at The Hawthorns School. Prior to joining Bedford Prep School in 2015, he was Head of Mathematics and Director of Studies at King’s College School, Wimbledon. Jonathan is excited to build on the school’s long tradition for outstanding education and to be part of the future outlined in the College’s inspiring ‘Vision 2025’.
He is married to Felicity and they have three children.
Nick Rudston joined Framlingham College as Bursar in June 2023.
Nick, a Chartered Accountant, has a background in financial services in South Africa, where he held several finance executive positions. Following his relocation to the UK in 2020, Nick joined Framlingham from Ashfold School, an independent prep school in Buckinghamshire, where he was Bursar.
Nick loves being outdoors and enjoys trail running, skiing, and spending time in his garden. He is married to Terry, and they have three sons.
Robert HastingsSenior Deputy Head
Robert Hastings joined Framlingham College Senior School as Senior Deputy Head in September 2022.
Prior to joining the College, Rob started his career at King Edward VI school in Bury St Edmunds, having completed his PGCE in English at Homerton College, Cambridge. Moving to Bloxham School in 2006, Rob entered the school as a resident AHM and English teacher. A year later, he became Director of Cricket and then, during the end of his time at Bloxham, became Head of Sixth Form. In 2016 he moved to Ipswich High School as Head of Sixth Form and a member of the SLT, a role with significant challenges but great rewards. He then became an Assistant Head broadening his portfolio of responsibilities to include Head of Boarding.
Rob enjoys all sport, especially cricket and rugby, and is a 4 handicap golfer, playing at Ipswich Golf Club. He dabbles with playing the piano and bass guitar and enjoys all forms of literature.
Rob is married to Sarah and with their son, Daniel, enjoy spending time at the coast, going for walks and spending time with family.
David AshtonDeputy Head (Academic)
David Ashton joined the College as Deputy Head (Academic) in 2013 from Bedford School where he had been Head of English.
David also worked at Wesley College, Perth, where he was Head of English and also at Trinity Grammar School, Melbourne, where he taught English and Drama along with being Head of Debating. He is married and has two children.
Darren BiltonDeputy Head (Academic)
Darren Bilton joined Framlingham College Prep School as Deputy Head (Academic) in September 2018.
Previously, Darren spent six highly successful years at Pennthorpe School in West Sussex and prior to that he was assistant Head in a 2,000 strong comprehensive school in Surrey.
Oliver LloydDeputy Head (Pastoral)
Oliver Lloyd joined Framlingham College Senior School as Deputy Head (Pastoral) in September 2020.
Oliver spent 7 years at Harrow, Hong Kong, where he founded a new Boarding and Day House. In his time there, he was a Senior Housemaster, Chief Innovation Officer, which saw him implement a cutting-edge ideation and innovation platform, as well as a Teacher of History. Prior to this, Oliver was a Housemaster at King’s College, Taunton. Oliver brings with him almost twenty years’ experience as a senior pastoral leader and teacher of History, Classical Civilisation and Art History.
Before becoming a teacher, Oliver worked for BBC Worldwide in Sales and Marketing and as a trainee management consultant. Oliver is married with three children.
Araminta LongDeputy Head (Pastoral)
Minty Long has been at Framlingham College Prep School since 2015 and takes up the position of Deputy Head (Pastoral) in September 2022 having previously been Head of Lower Prep.
A full biography will be available shortly.
Catherine CranmerDeputy Head (Co-Curricular)
Catherine Cranmer joined Framlingham College in 2007, and takes up the position of Deputy Head (Co-Curricular) in September 2022.
Catherine teaches English and has been UCAS co-ordinator and Assistant Head of the Sixth Form. She enjoys being heavily involved in the co-curricular life of the College, coaching hockey and cricket teams, accompanying pupils on Duke of Edinburgh and cultural trips, and enthusiastically supporting musical and dramatic events.
Bruce WilsonDeputy Head (Co-curricular)
Bruce Wilson joined the Prep School as Head of Boarding in 2002 from Barnard Castle Prep School in Co Durham and was appointed to his current role in 2012.
Bruce started his career as a Gap Year Student at Forest Grange Prep School in West Sussex before a brief foray in to the Royal Air Force. He studied for his Bachelor of Education degree at Kingston University before restarting his work in school at Belmont Prep School, Surrey. Although Bruce has a background in Science and Mathematics teaching, since 2004 he has taught ICT and Computing at the Prep School.
Katy WilliamsDeputy Head (Sixth Form)
Katy Williams takes up the new position of Deputy Head (Sixth Form) from September 2022.
Suffolk born and bred and an Old Framlinghamian herself, Katy felt she had ‘come home’ when she became Housemistress of Pembroke in 2017.
Katy is a true believer in a lifelong education; she studied for a BA (Hons) in English Linguistics with Education at The University of York and went on to The University of Oxford (Lady Margaret Hall) to complete her PGCE.
Before coming to Framlingham, she spent 15 years working as an Advanced Skills Teacher in a local comprehensive school. Arriving at the Senior School in 2014, she took up the role of Assistant Head of English, moving quickly to the role of Head of Teaching and Learning in 2015, Housemistress of Pembroke House in 2017 and then to her current position as Deputy Head (Sixth Form).
She is married to Simon and they have three sons.
Sam MothersoleAssistant Head (Safeguarding & Inclusion)
Sam Mothersole joined Framlingham College in 2021 as Head of Academic Support and took up the position of Assistant Head (Safeguarding and Inclusion) in September 2023.
Sam started his career working in mainstream state schools in Essex and London before working in special educational needs schools and becoming a qualified SENDCo. Sam returned to mainstream education and held the position of Assistant Vice Principal at a large comprehensive in Essex and, prior to joining Framlingham, was Deputy Head of a special educational needs school in South London.
He is married with four children and enjoys walking in the Suffolk countryside with his family and four dogs.
Lucy ManningAssistant Head (Teaching & Learning)
Lucy Manning joined Framlingham College in 2018 and took up the new position of Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning) in September 2023.
She is passionate about innovation and creativity in education and prior to joining the College started her career teaching in 2003 at Kesgrave High School in Ipswich, having completed her PGCE in English. She studied for a BA(Hons) in English Literature and went on to complete a MA in Education in 2014. She was Head of English at the Prep School between 2019 and 2023.
Lucy is married and has two children.
Bernadette McCulloughDirector of Admissions
Bernadette McCullough joined Framlingham College as Director of Admissions in March 2022. She was previously Admissions Registrar at Orwell Park near Ipswich.
Bernadette has 15 years’ experience leading the Admissions Departments for Ipswich High School (Girls’ Day School Trust) and Orwell Park School, where her main role was to expand the pupil numbers in their nurseries, prep and senior schools, covering both boarding and day pupils for the UK market and abroad.
Outside of work, Bernadette is an advocate for prison reform and ex-offender rehabilitation, visiting HMP Hollesley Bay on a weekly basis and in partnership with a Judge, runs a project based on a Stanford University programme for the rehabilitation of ex-offenders. Previously, she was Chair of Ipswich Winter Night Shelter.
She has three daughters who have completed university, is a musician (violin) and loves sailing and the coast.
Melanie LewisDirector of External Relations
Mel Lewis joined the College Marketing team in 2022 and took up the position of Director of External Relations in September 2023.
Her role focuses on marketing and communications for both Prep and Senior School, as well as leading the alumni relations, development, and commercial functions of the College.
Mel has 20 years’ experience of strategy development and project planning, having held senior marketing, communications, and engagement roles for a range of public and private organisations, both nationally and internationally.
Having spent six years living in Australia before returning to her roots in Suffolk, Mel (an OF herself) enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, exploring with her young family.
Martin Myers-AllenDirector of Outdoor Education & Development Projects Manager
Martin was educated at Trent College, Derbyshire, the University of Newcastle- upon-Tyne and later at the University of Bath.
After a spell as a Stockbroker he first joined the College as a teacher and then became a Housemaster, Senior Master and then went on to become the Head of the Prep School at Brandeston Hall from 2007-2016 and Acting Head of the Prep School between 2020-2021. He is currently a member of the Senior Leadership Team at the Senior School focusing mainly on development and the school’s activities programme. Martin also runs the CCF and Duke of Edinburgh Awards programme and has been leading trekking expeditions all over the world for more than twenty years.
Martin is married to Helen, a former Housemistress of Moreau House, and they have three sons.
Sally Wood, Chartered MCIPDDirector of People
Sally joined Framlingham College in 2007 as the founding member of the HR department and has built and developed the team over the last 14 years. She is a chartered member of the CIPD and joined the Senior Leadership Team in September 2020.
After graduating in Human Resources from the University of Teesside, Sally started her HR career working in an education establishment in the North East before moving back to East Anglia, securing a role at Centre Parcs. This was followed by six years at the Forestry Commission before joining Framlingham College. She is married and has two children.