Stamford Bridge Primary School

​Fun, friendship and learning for life

Meet the teachers

Find out a little bit more about our teaching team!

Mrs Fitzhenry

I have worked at Stamford Bridge Primary School since 2010, first as Deputy Headteacher and then as Head.  I love my job; I have the privilege of getting to know every child in our school and working with an amazing team of teachers and support staff who are passionate about learning. 

I am a self-confessed bookworm and like nothing more than time out in a quiet place with a huge pile of books to read.  Bliss!  I have 3 children and a retired greyhound, Lady.  I have returned to university to study for a Doctorate in Education, too!

Mrs Foxton

I'm Mrs Foxton and I teach the Year 2 children in Fox class. I am also the school's deputy headteacher. My teaching career began in Hull close to 15 years ago. During this time I have held a number of roles including: Key Stage 1 leader; Key Stage 2 leader; English lead, SENDCo and more! Over the years I have been lucky enough to teach from the foundation stage right through to year 6 - with year 5 as an exception! 

Outside of school I am also a very keen mountain biker and enjoy hitting the red routes at Dalby Forest. I am also a mum to two very energetic boys and two (even more) energetic dogs.

Mrs Calverley

I have really enjoyed working at Stamford Bridge Primary School. I love working in the classroom with the children to help them achieve their potential! I currently teach the Meerkat Class, with the Year 3 and 4 children.

Out of school, I am a season ticket holder for the mighty Huddersfield Town, enjoy swimming and love to read as many books as I possibly can!  I am a proud Mum to Billy and love spending time with my family.

Mr Parkinson

I am the current Bear Class teacher and am probably known for being 'the sporty one' because I'm sports co-ordinator. If anyone needs anything PE, they usually come to me! I play football and cricket in my spare time and have 2 dogs (Indy and Skye). My favourite food is a burger and I don't like chocolate cake (weird, I know). I enjoy teaching at the top of school for the challenge and hard work that goes into all the amazing things we achieve in Year 5 and 6. Work hard, play hard is our motto. Make sure you follow the school Twitter account! @stamfordbps

Mr Millington

I’m Mr Millington and I am the newest teacher at Stamford Bridge. I am very excited to be working at this lovely school and teaching the Year 3 and 4 children in Wolf Class! I have previously taught Years 1 through to Year 4 in a small school in the Yorkshire Wolds. Before I became a teacher, I spent a few years working in day nurseries and as a teaching assistant in York and Newcastle.

When I’m not at school I am often travelling to visit friends and family up and down the country or relaxing with my two cats!

Mrs Bowes

I have been teaching since 2004 and love seeing the children grow and learn.  Music is a particular passion of mine and I enjoy playing the cello, as well as squeezing singing into every subject I teach!  I love being outside and my class are often to be found using the school grounds as part of a lesson.  I am the subject leader for science.

Mrs McNeil 

I have worked at Stamford Bridge School since 2016 and I very much enjoy being here.  I love working with all the children and watching them learn, grow and achieve whilst having fun and making new friends.  I am interested in history and the local area and co-ordinate the history curriculum in school.  I enjoy days at the beach and Dalby forest as well as eating pizza, pasta and chocolate!

Miss Clark

I have been a teacher since 2015 but this is my first year at Stamford Bridge – I am very excited to join such a wonderful school. After studying Youth and Community Work at the University of Manchester, I decided I wanted to become a teacher, so I completed my PGCE and moved to York. When I am not teaching, you will find me by the seaside in sunny Scarborough, visiting my family, friends and my spaniel, Jarvis! I also love to travel the world and enjoy visiting new places – my favourite city that I have visited is Barcelona.

Mrs Shadrack

I have previously taught in schools in Wakefield and North Yorkshire, and have now been working at Stamford Bridge Primary School for over ten years. In this time, I have taught across different ages, and I am currently a class 3/4 teacher with the Meerkats. I am  the school’s geography coordinator, and in my spare time I enjoy lots of country walks in the Wolds with my family and my two very energetic labradors, Maddie and Rosie!

Mrs Garland
I have been teaching at Stamford Bridge Primary School for over 10 years and this is my first year teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage. I particularly enjoy teaching English and love inspiring children to write. I am also the Computing subject leader in our school. I have three children of my own, Ruby, Ava and Rory, and they keep my very busy!
Miss Arnold
Hello! I'm Miss Arnold and I teach Eagle Class with Years 5/6. I joined Stamford Bridge Primary School during my teacher training course after studying plant science and I have loved encouraging children to love science ever since. Within school, I am our English subject leader, PSHE leader and Educational Visits Co-ordinator. If I'm not teaching, you'll find me kayaking at the beach or cycling during the holidays and everyone knows my favourite food is chocolate. I also love baking and spending time with my family.

Miss Armistead

I have been at Stamford Bridge Primary since 2014 where I joined the school as a new qualified teacher. I enjoy teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage, supporting children as they learn through play and helping them settle into school life. Before joining the school, I taught English as a foreign language and spent quite a few years in catering, working as a chef and restaurant manager. I also have a background in art and due to this I am the art and design technology coordinator. Outside school, I keep fit by playing netball, cycling, swimming and running. I also enjoy cooking for friends and family and visiting interesting places around the country and wider world.

Mrs Bower

I have worked at Stamford Bridge Primary School since 2005. Originally, I was a class teacher teaching across both key stages. I now teach French to all of KS2, which I love. My love of France and the French language began with family holidays, progressed to working as an au pair and then onto teaching in a French school. I have taught in 4 different countries, including a variety of schools in England. I was born in Stamford Bridge and was a pupil at this school, so I have now come full circle!