Paul Ludlow

Paul's role is to support the work of the Colleges to help ensure they are always compliant and inspection-ready.

His main focus is the governance of safeguarding, boarding, and health & safety. He draws on 14 years of experience in educational senior management, safeguarding, and boarding leadership in a wide range of schools and colleges including independent, state and special.

Overall, Paul has over 28 years of experience in education, including time working with Astrum Education and CATS College London. 

Henrietta Lightwood

Henrietta started working for the BBC before transitioning to a career in sales and marketing for Pentel Pens and The Oxford Paper Company. For 16 years, she worked in public relations and marketing consultancy for big blue-chip corporates including Marks and Spencer, Allied Domecq, Somerfield, and Elf Oil, developing campaigns involving all elements of the marketing mix. In 2004, Henrietta joined Badminton School as their Director of Marketing and Admissions and since then has held similar positions for Queen's College Taunton, St George's Ascot, and Kingswood School before joining Dukes E

Tim Fish

Tim Fish is Earslcliffe's founder and Principal. With almost thirty years' experience in teaching and leading in well-known international schools in England, Tim provides an arena of academic stimulus, intellectual rigour, cultural enrichment, vigorous internationalism and, ultimately, personal success, in which students perform to their very best abilities. He is a hands-on figure in the school, teaching A-level Politics and handling most of the one-to-one university preparation himself. 

For further information on Earlscliffe or admissions, contact the college directly on +44 (0)1303 253951, or email for application enquiries.

29 Shorncliffe Road
Folkestone, CT20 2NB
United Kingdom

Alison Bissell

Alison read Mathematics and Philosophy at Pembroke College, Oxford. She began working with Oxbridge Applications as a tutor and has maintained this role alongside her other work since 2012.

As a consultant with Oxbridge Applications, Alison has conducted hundreds of mock interviews and consultations with students both in the UK and around the globe, travelling to schools in the Middle East and Far East. She has also worked in corporate roles within government, before re-joining the team at Oxbridge Applications.

Gareth Collier

After graduating from the University of Dundee in Geography, Gareth Collier gained his PGCE at Leeds University.  He has taught at some of the largest public schools in the UK in locations as varied as Yorkshire, Scotland, Somerset and Shropshire undertaking roles such as Head of Department, Senior Teacher Curriculum, Director of Admissions and Senior Houseparent.