Handcross Primary School

Safe, Happy and Aiming High

Headteacher: Mrs Sharon Bondonno


Blurbs written by Year 6 children

Sharon Bondonno   Charlotte Stone
Mrs Sharon Bondonno
       Mrs C Stone
Deputy Headteacher & Year 6 Class teacher
Mrs Bondonno is our wonderful headteacher. She is kind and determined. She went to Surrey University and then London for her teacher training. She now has 3 brilliant children and a big fluffy dog called Fiji (who is a Labradoodle!) In her spare time, she enjoys: running for charity; reading; dog-walking and spending time with her children. She loves travelling and hopes to visit Vietnam as her son works there. 
Mrs Stone is the Kestrels class teacher. She is fun and not really, really strict. She is very friendly and even makes the writing exciting. Mrs Stone is very energetic and hard working. Did you know that she is still working in school after 6pm on work days? But she still finds time to enjoy cooking and the gym.


KS1 Teachers

Lydia Ralph     Sophie Jones
Miss L Ralph
YR Hedgehogs
  Miss S Palmer
Y1 Robins
  Mrs S Davies
Y2 Seagulls
Before Miss Ralph trained as a teacher she used to work in a nursery with babies and toddlers. Her favourite holiday she has been on was Slovenia. Miss Ralph loves to dance, walk her dog Poppy, being outside and exploring.   Miss Palmer went to Sussex University and did a degree in Psychology with Child Development. She like to read a lot and she likes to bake. Miss Palmer has a black Labrador called Arthur that she adores.    Mrs Davies is as sweet as a cake. Now she is a teacher in the Squirrels class. The thing Mrs Davies loves most about school is that everyday is different and she likes meeting new people. In her spare time, she likes to read stories and does a little acting.


KS2 Teachers

Hannah Warsap      R McDonnell      H Bloomfield   Miss Lane
Miss H Warsap
Y5 Foxes
  Miss McDonnell
Y4 Badgers
  Miss Bloomfield
Y3/4 Roe Deer
  Miss L Lane
Y3 Caterpillars
Miss Warsap is one of our lovely junior teachers. Before Miss Warsap came to Handcross Primary, she studied sociology at Cardiff University. Her greatest achievement is that she skydived out of an aeroplane at 15,000 feet high. She also loves going to rock concerts with her friends   .Miss McDonnell is a kind, fun & funny teacher. She used to work at Tesco as a shopkeeper and then decided to be a teacher when she was 17. Her favourite hobby is swimming and she loves Literacy. Also, she used to go to the University of Brighton and she has a pet turtle that she adores.   Miss Bloomfield is the Roe Deer class teacher. Before coming to Handcross, she traveled around the USA and England whilst studying at Brighton University to achieve her teaching degree. She also likes to bake and go for walks but still manages to teach and look after her pet rabbit.   Miss Lane went to Brighton University. She likes to swim and enjoys watching movies. At the weekends she loves taking long walks with her Labrador called Chippy.



KS1 Teaching Assistants

Charlotte Greany T Wright H Taylor
Mrs C Greany 

Mrs T Wright

Mrs H Taylor 
Hedgehogs & Seagulls

Emma Grant  Stephanie Young   

Ms E Grant 

Miss S Young 



KS2 Teaching Assistants

Sam Powell Angela Cribb Julie Guiver Catherine Aylett

Mrs S Powell 
Y6 Kestrels

Mrs A Cribb 
Y6 Kestrels

Mrs J Guiver 
Y5 Foxes

Mrs C Aylett  
Y5 Foxes

Mrs Taylor Mrs Ford A Singh C Caiger

Mrs A Taylor 
Y4 Badgers

Mrs J Ford 
Y3 Caterpillars

Mrs A Singh 
Y3 Caterpillars

Miss C Caiger 
Y3/4 Roe Deer


Specialist Teachers

Sandrine Havanne Clare Morris Rebecca Turvill H Lowis SCS
Sandrine Havanne
French Language
Clare Morris

Steve Sneller, Ross Walters, Henry Lowis
South Coast Sports - PE

Sandrine is our lovely French teacher. Her hobbies are reading and swimming and she loves seafood. She lived in France for most of her life but has been in England for the past 14 years. She has a little boy, 1 hamster and 3 fish. Her favourite subject is Philosophy. Mrs Morris is our music teacher. She is very good at playing the piano, flute, guitar, double base and more! In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog Roxy and spending time with her three daughters. The reason she loves music is because when she was in secondary school her music teacher wrote musicals about the environment  for the WWF. Mrs Morris' class went with their music teacher to sing on TV with Sting in Washington & New York.

South Coast Sports has been in existence since 1998. Over the years South Coast Sports has diversified and is now run by company directors Ali O’Boyle, Steve Sneller and James Belding. All of whom are Coaches themselves and understand that children who have positive experiences of sport at a young age, are significantly more likely to continue sport into adulthood and lead healthier lifestyles. With almost 20 years experience teaching PE across the primary age range, Head Coach Steve prides himself on effective behaviour management, outstanding lessons and catering to all abilities within his lessons.


Learning Mentor

J Davis
Miss J Davis
DDSL, Learning Mentor,     Maths & Music


Office Staff

Henry Brennan Mel Vallance Amanda  Jane Creasey
Henry Brennan
Bursar/Business Manager
Melanie Vallance
Office Administrator &
Clerk to Governors
Amanda Correia
Office Administrator

Jane Creasey
Clerical Assistant


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