Grateley House School


Mark McQuillan

Telephone: 01264 889751

"Mark McQuillan has a background in engineering and trained to be a Science Teacher. He has over 17 years of experience in special education. He has taught in mainstream schools and in a range of different special needs provisions, including residential schools. He has experience of Senior Management and operational roles with independent providers of care and education. He has previously worked at another Cambian school in the role of Interim Prinicipal. Mark believes in striving to ensure that the whole staff team provide the best opportunities and outcomes for all students."


Deputy Head (Education)

James Lynch

Telephone: 01264 889751

"James Lynch is a self-motivated and dynamic Special Educational Needs Senior Leader with over 17 years experience in SEN. After an initial career in the Parachute Regiment, he qualified with a BA Honours degree and PGCE in Secondary PE. From working in both mainstream secondary and SEN settings he has never drifted away from his relentness pursuit to fulfill a lifelong goal of developing life changing education for students with complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; building positive relationships with a structured learning environment for the most vulnerable of students.


He has delivered a learning community that encouraged success, equipped students with the right tools to be positive individuals in society today and created a future of hope, while offering cutting edge educational programmes with the vision and leadership required to guarantee the highest quality of education."


Head of Care

Eva Pereira

Telephone: 01264 889751

"Eva Pereira is the Head of Care at Stratford Lodge, the Sixth Form satellite base of Grateley House School. She has over 23 years' experience of working with vulnerable children and young adults. Eva is passionate about enabling and supporting students to be as independent as possible within their lives, ensuring they are given opportunities and experiences that make them step outside their comfort zones and challenges them to holistically further their personal development."


General Enquiries


Telephone: 0800 138 1184


Governance Board

Termly Governance Board meetings are held at Grateley House School to ensure that the management of the school is closely scrutinised and held to account in all areas of responsibility.


The agenda comprises of:


✓ Voice of the Child - student feedback


✓ Head Teachers Highlight Report outlining achievements, challenges and progress against the school improvement report


✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Care


✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Education


✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Therapy


✓ Commercial Performance


✓ Staffing and Personnel


✓ Estates Report


✓ IT report


Chair of the board is Naseem Akhtar who is contactable here or by phone: 07917 540190


The Governance Board contain key individuals from outside and within the school who attend this meeting each term and parental and staff feedback is always welcomed.