Meet The Staff

All staff at Pilgrim Academy aim to provide a happy and safe environment for your child. We strive to engage your child's eagerness to learn in order to achieve their full potential. At various points during the school year we will invite you into the Academy to discuss your child's progress and to take part in various workshops connected to the curriculum. Please feel free to contact the Academy at any time if you wish to speak to your child's teacher or any other member of staff.

Executive Head Mrs Christine Lacey
Assistant Principal Mrs Alison Stephenson

Teachers and Teaching Assistants:

Year Group/Class Teaching Staff Support Staff
Foundation Stage 1 Mrs L Stamford Mrs M Evison
Foundation Stage 2 Miss J Somerscales Mrs E King
Mrs K Copley-Jackson
Year 1 Mrs L Dolby Mrs L Senior
Mrs L Davis Williams
Year 1/2 Miss L Murray Miss J Brecken
Year 2 Miss J Grayson Miss C Badics
Year 3 Mr J Hall Mrs H Stringer
Year 3/4 Miss E Stanhope Mrs C Brown
Year 4 Miss L Kapka Mrs D Brown
Year 5 Miss A Backrath
Mrs A Stephenson
Mrs L Atkin
Year 5/6 Mrs J Ireson
Mrs R Backhouse
Mrs A Blease
Year 6 Mrs S Brown Mr M Partlett
Key Stage 2 SEN Mrs L Slade Mrs L Wade


Mr B Bain
Mr L Fitts


Mrs P Naylor


Mr A Clarke

Additional Responsibilities:

English Co-ordinator (Whole School) Mrs A Stephenson
Maths Co-ordinator (KS1)
Maths Co-ordinator (KS2)
Miss E Stanhope
Mrs J Ireson/Mrs R Backhouse
Child Protection co-ordinators Mrs A Turner & Miss J Somerscales
SEN co-ordinators Mrs A Turner & Miss J Somerscales

Administration Team:

Senior Academy Administrator Ms M Swann
Academy Assistant – Pupil Office Mrs B Cook
Academy Assistant – Reception Miss A Oxley

Premises Team:

Custodian Mr M Forster
Custodian Mrs C Willis
Cleaner Mrs L Crampton
Cleaner Mrs T Holt
Cleaner Mrs C Petherbridge
Cleaner (Maternity) Miss J Kyeremeh

Lunchtime Supervision:

Senior Midday Supervisor Mrs D Ridge
Supervisor Mrs A Hancocks
Supervisor Mrs T Holt
Supervisor Mrs J Sleight
Supervisor Mrs S Thornalley
Supervisor Mrs A Burnett
Supervisor Mrs B Ninova

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Executive Head

Christine Lacey

Tollbar MAT Chief Executive

David J Hampson