Elly Nicholl – high res
Elly Nicoll
head of lower school; teacher of classical languages

Elly joined as head of lower school in 2019. Her goal is to instil empathy, confidence and academic curiosity in all incoming students, helping them to develop these important foundations as they embark on their secondary school careers. Before this Elly worked as head of lower school at Notting Hill and Ealing High School, and prior to that worked at Rugby School. There, she made history as the first assistant housemistress of a boys' boarding house. The diversity of these pastoral experiences has given Elly an unflappablilty which often comes in useful! Elly read classics at university and likes spending time in the Lake District, where her family comes from (although she's more interested in relaxing on the sofa than climbing mountains!), binge-watching TV shows, and bossing her identical twin sister around.