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Meet the Team


'Staff go over and above in their duty to ensure my son feels supported and developed. They are invaluable in the raising of our child. We consider our son to be privileged to be a boarder.'

Boarding Parent

East Wing

Mr Jesus Escribano Sánchez – Housemaster of East Wing, Head of West House, Teacher of PE and Spanish


Originally from Spain, Jesus studied Sport Science and completed his Masters in education just before he moved to Reading  in 2014.  Jesus has been teaching PE and Spanish at Reading School since 2015 and joined our boarding community as Deputy Housemaster in 2016.  Jesus has always been an active member of the boarding community, especially in East Wing where he now lives with his wife, Maria and their young son, Bruno who is an expert at wake ups! His interests lie mainly in the world of sports, in particular football and mountain biking. As well as being active, Jesus loves to travel and to meet new cultures from around the world.


When asked what he loves most about boarding, Jesus said it is the relationships he can build with the students over time and the sense of belonging that these students have for our boarding family. ”Every day in boarding is different and it’s impossible not to have a great day when you have such a strong team and unique students surrounding you”.


Miss Elise Fondu – Deputy Housemistress of East Wing, Teacher of French
Mr Joe Tett – House Tutor, Teacher of PE
Mr Jack Ginger – House Tutor, Teacher of Geography
Ms Jayne Pickering – House Tutor, Teacher of Biology
Mr Simon Hu  – House Tutor, Teacher of Physics
Mr Steve Till – House Tutor, Teacher of Physics 
Mrs Rajeen McAllister – House Tutor, Student Support
Mrs Nicola Booth – Matron

South House

Mr Alun Lloyd  – Housemaster of South House, Assistant Head in charge of Sixth Form, Teacher of English


Alun has not had to travel as far as Jesus to land in boarding, having grown up within 20 minutes of Reading School and in fact attended the School as a student. Alun returned to Reading School in 2014, as an English teacher, before becoming Assistant Head in charge of Sixth Form and most recently South House boarding housemaster. Alun lives with his wife, Lindsey and their young daughter, Ottilie and baby, Sebastian, in South House. His love of sport is clear to see and he will often be found trying to keep up with the boarders on the football field.


When asked about boarding life, Alun noted that it was the opportunity to be part of the family side of boarding that most appealed to him. “I love the opportunity that boarding provides to forge positive relationships with so many young people and their family. Already in the short time we’ve been in the boarding house, the boys have taken Ottilie under their wing and this community we have in South House and the relationships that can be formed are what make the boarding houses so special.”


Ms Alice Stratford – Deputy Housemistress of South House, Teacher of History
Ms Anna Batty – House Tutor, Teacher of Chemistry
Mr Chris Betteridge – House Tutor, Teacher of Maths
Ms Alex Head – House Tutor, Teacher of MFL
Mr Zac McAllister – House Tutor, Teachers of Computer Science
Mr Roy Wu - House Tutor, Teacher of Mandarin
Ms Karen Andrews – Matron 

Both Houses

Mrs Kathy Roberts – Housekeeper
Mrs Eva Delgado – Launderess
Mrs Penny Hickman – Boarding and Admissions Administrator