Key Staff

Key Staff


Suzie Longstaff – Principal, London Park Schools


Suzie joined London Park Schools as Principal in April 2023. Previously Head of Putney High School, GDST, one of London’s top day schools, Suzie brings 25 years of experience as an education leader to LPS. Before moving into education, S

uzie had a successful rowing career, including coxing the British Olympic VIII at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and the Cambridge University ‘Goldie’ boat in the 1997 and 1998 Boat Races.

With a degree in Economics from Durham, Suzie has a PGCE in Mathematics from Cambridge, a Diploma in Computing from Oxford, and a MA in Education from Bath. She is currently undertaking a part-time MBA. Her teaching career spans single sex, co-educational, day and boarding schools including Shiplake College, Kingston Grammar School and Putney High School, GDST, where she was Director of Sixth Form and Deputy Head Academic before becoming Headmistress in 2014. In 2023 she was appointed as a Governor of the Pointers School in South East London.

Suzie’s rich life experience informs her dynamic, forward-thinking attitude to what an outstanding education can be and is an independent schools’ inspector and school governor. She encourages students to be both innovative and intrepid in their learning in an approach she calls ‘modern scholarship’ which is about making learning challenging, fun and relevant, exploring everything from entrepreneurship and oracy to design thinking and AI.

Suzie values sport, co-curricular activities, and community involvement as key to a rounded education and crucial in promoting good wellbeing in her students. She is a born leader who has established Putney High as one of the UK’s leading schools: it was graded excellent with ‘exceptional’ achievement in its last ISI inspection, ranked 5th for school sport nationally in 2020, shortlisted for the TES Independent Senior School of the Year 2022 and won a Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2021 for its ground-breaking research into the benefits of biophilia on wellbeing and academic performance.

With her deep understanding of the London market, Suzie was named as one of the i25 innovators and influencers in education in 2019.

Suzie is married, with twin daughters.

Dr Adrian Rainbow – Head, Eaton Square Senior School & Sixth Form

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Adrian joined Eaton Square Senior School as Head in January 2023. He is passionate about education, particularly critical pedagogy. He holds a PhD in English, an MA in English and a PGCE in English and Drama from the University of Exeter, an MA in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Bath, and aBA in English and Philosophy from the University of British Columbia.

Before being appointed as Headmaster at Eaton Square Senior School, Adrian was Headmaster at Hampton Court House since 2021, prior to that he was a Deputy Head at Sevenoaks School where he oversaw the school’s co-curricular provision, experiential learning, and service and partnership programmes.

Previously, Adrian played American Football professionally. He was an All-Canadian quarterback during his time at the University of British Columbia and was drafted to the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League in his senior year. After a brief stint in Montreal, he transferred to Germany where he played ten seasons in the German Football League.

Adrian is married with two sons.

Senior Leadership Team 

Mrs Sarah Sword – Deputy Head (Pastoral), Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Harriet Taylor – Deputy Head (Academic)
Mr Nathan Mountford – Head of Sixth Form 
Mr Dean Martin – Director of Finance & Estates, London Park Schools
Mrs Ali Bucknall – Head of Marketing and Admissions, London Park Schools

Head of Sections

Ms Nadia Hyder – Head of Years 7 & 8
Ms Harriet Slator – Head of Years 9, 10 & 11

Central Team

Ms Emily Acton-Edmiston – Head’s Executive Assistant
Ms Margaret Emanuel – HR Manager (Maternity Cover)
Mr Joe Hughes – School Administrator & Data Manager
Mr Marko Kezunovic – Receptionist
Ms Susan Kirby – Admissions Manager
Mr Richard German – Lab Technician
Ms Sarah Lamont – School Counsellor
Ms Judy Bartholomew Bhola – School Nurse
Mr Clinton Houlker School – Fees Manager
Mr Tomasz Magiera – IT Consultant/Data Manager
Mr Rafal Zienwiewicz – School Caretaker
Ms Kyra Mann – Accounts Payable

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