Meet the Team

Mr H Williams

Director of Sixth Form

Curriculum area: Physical Education

Direct dial number: 01625 441075


Mr Williams is the Director of Sixth Form, his role includes the pastoral welfare, progress and conduct of all sixth form students at Wilmslow High School. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the sixth form and works closely with all curriculum teams to ensure that the Key Stage 5 curriculum offers a high degree of quality and challenge to all sixth form students. In addition, he is responsible for the admissions process to sixth form and ensures the application procedure for students wishing to join Wilmslow High School is carried out in a clear and transparent way.

Having graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a degree in Human Movement Studies, Mr Williams completed his PGCE in PE and English at Loughborough University in 1996. He began his teaching career later that year, working as a teacher of physical education at a large comprehensive school in Sheffield. He moved to Aberaeron, on the west coast of Wales, two years later where he took a departmental lead on A-level PE and was later appointed Head of Year 8. Following a four year stint teaching overseas, first in Boston, USA, and then in Santiago, Chile, he returned to the UK and was appointed as a teacher of Physical Education at Wilmslow High School in 2009. In 2012 he took on the Director of Sport role and has worked as part of the Extended Leadership Group, in charge of the Wider Curriculum, for the past two years. A fan of all sports, Mr Williams also enjoys reading, record collecting, live music and spending time with his family.

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Mrs H Cook

Post-16 Guidance Manager

Curriculum area: English

Direct dial number: 01625 441090


Mrs Cook manages the UCAS process for sixth form students in addition to supporting students choosing other post-18 pathways including employment and apprenticeships.   She provides additional guidance for students aspiring to study at Oxford or Cambridge or follow courses in Dentistry, Medicine or Veterinary Science.   She is also involved in the sixth form admissions process for Year 11 students and the development of personalised learning pathways through Years 12 and 13.  Mrs Cook teaches English at Key Stages 4 and 5.

Mrs Cook has a B.A. in English and American Literature from the University of Manchester and an M.A. in Children’s Literature from the University of Reading.   Having taught at the school since 1998, Mrs Cook formerly held responsibility as Team Leader of English. She is dedicated to Wilmslow and its students both as a teacher of English and member of the Sixth Form Team.  A keen tennis player, Mrs Cook also enjoys spending time with her sons.

Mr L Lightfoot

Sixth Form Lead on Behaviour and Standards

Curriculum area: Physical Education

Direct dial number: 01625 444170


In addition to promoting high standards of behaviour, attendance and achievement, Mr Lightfoot also plays a key role in developing and coordinating raising attainment actions within the sixth form.

Mr Lightfoot has a BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Business Management from Leeds Metropolitan (now Beckett) University. He has taught at Wilmslow High School since 2005 and has acted as the Coordinator of Vocational Learning and also as a Team Leader in the Physical education department in that time.  He has taught and led courses in two other post-16 centres at a 6th Form College in Widnes and an FE College in Bury. Mr Lightfoot is passionate about sport and particularly enjoys coaching and playing football and cricket.

Mrs K Kettlewell

Applied and Vocational Lead

Curriculum area: Information Technology, Business Studies & Computer Science

Number: 01625 526191


Mrs Kettlewell is  overseeing the delivery of Applied and Vocational Courses across Key Stage 4 & 5. Her role includes monitoring student progress, ensuring all students stay on track throughout sixth form and fulfil their potential.

Mrs Kettlewell graduated with a B.A. (Hons) degree in Business Studies, specialising in Information Technology and Quantitative Analysis before going on to complete her PGCE in Information Technology and Computer Science. Having taught at Wilmslow High School since 2008, Mrs Kettlewell has previously fulfilled roles as Vocational Lead for Business, Enterprise and ICT and within the Learning Support Department.  Her interests outside of school include property design and renovations, gardening, reading and spending time with her family.

Mrs H Hardman

Sixth Form Student Manager

Direct dial number: 01625 444154


Mrs Hardman is a Sixth Form Student Manager, she assists in providing advice, guidance and support to Year 12 students after their transition from Year 11. She monitors Year 12 and Year 13 students academic progress, attendance and well-being on their journey through Sixth Form.

She also assists the Sixth Form Team in planning and delivering key Sixth Form events and liaises between Sixth Form Tutors, Parent/Carers at home and Teaching Staff to ensure students are on track to fulfil their potential.

Awarded an Entrance Scholarship by the Conservatoire, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. Mrs Hardman obtained a BMus (Hons) Degree in Music Theatre, Classical and Opera. She is also a qualified dance teacher and vocal coach, and runs a business teaching private singing tuition. This experience of teaching students and working with them to achieve their potential, combined with supporting the lower school Student Services and more recently as a Sixth Form Student Manager brings valuable experience to the Team. Her interests are: Music, Travel, Art and Design.


Mrs K Flannery

Sixth Form Senior Secretary

Direct dial number: 01625 441070


Mrs Flannery is responsible for providing administrative support to the Sixth Form Team. She is the first point of contact for you if you are absent, late or have a general query about something.

With a catalogue of experience in customer services, Mrs Flannery has worked in the hospitality and airline industry for many years. She is well-travelled, with a real passion for visiting the USA. She first joined the school in 2005 and has been an integral member of the Sixth Form community ever since. Her main interests include; walking with her dog, visiting the cinema and eating out with friends and family.