Meet the team
When you arrive at Queen Anne’s whether this be for a visit, an Open Morning or an entrance exam, you will be greeted by one of our fantastic Admissions team led by our Registrar, Mrs Rachel Wright.
They will make the duration of your visit to Queen Anne’s as comfortable and welcoming as possible as well as being able to answer any question that you may have. Before you arrive, why not familiarise yourself with our team who will greet you when you come to visit our beautiful school.
Mrs Rachel Wright
Rachel Wright has been a familiar and friendly face at Queen Anne’s School for nearly 10 years. Following the completion of her course in Leadership and Management (ILM), she became Registrar in January 2017 after working for five years in our Admissions Office where she honed many of the skills required to become a highly effective Registrar. Rachel was recently awarded a Certificate in Admissions Management, with Distinction by AMDIS.
Rachel previously enjoyed part time roles at Queen Anne’s whilst juggling her busy home life. As the mother to two sporty boys she was content to help us on a part time basis in the admissions office, a boarding house, the PE department and within the geography department where she taught some of our L4 (year 7) Geography classes. Pre-motherhood, Rachel completed a BSc. in Geography and an MSc. in Natural Resource Management at Leicester University and gained lots of work and life experience as an adviser for the National Farmers Union.
Rachel enjoys meeting pupils and parents and helping to guide them expertly though the admissions process. Come and meet Rachel; you will find that her 10-year experience of Queen Anne’s School enables her to answer many of your questions to help guide you through the admissions process.
Ms Susan Fontenelle
Susan Fontenelle joined the admissions team in June 2017. She joined us from Highfield Preparatory School in Maidenhead, a school from which we have welcomed many lovely girls. Susan enjoyed being an office administrator at Highfield for 6 years. Here at Queen Anne’s, Susan will be an initial contact for you and parents all over the world. She uses her strong interpersonal and organisational skills to meet the demands of this varied role.
Susan studied at Westminster Catering College in London and completed a HND in Hotel, Catering & Institutional Management.She gained many work and life experiences working in the corporate catering industry in London and then as a District Manager, managing the school catering provision for 20 Primary and Secondary schools across the Bracknell and Wokingham district. Originally from Essex, she moved to Maidenhead where she has lived for the last 19 years with her children and adopted cat.
In her spare time, Susan enjoys going for long walks, gardening or immersing herself in a creative project. She has a real passion for up cycling unwanted items, re-purposing them and giving them new life.
Miss Bella Nicholson
Bella Nicholson joined the Admissions department in January 2017, she previously worked in one of the senior boarding houses at Queen Anne’s School as a graduate assistant. Bella’s in-house role has given her an insight into the Queen Anne’s boarding environment, which is invaluable when helping parents with their admissions decisions.
Prior to joining Queen Anne’s, Bella completed a BA. in History from Girton College, Cambridge. Bella’s History degree provided her with impressive analytical and organisational skills; both vital for a busy admissions office! Bella’s experience of living abroad in both Germany and the United States for 10 years as a child has given her excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to jump in head-first and adapt to any task.
In Bella’s free time, she is to be found performing on the improvised comedy scene in London. She has performed for sold out audiences and 5-star shows both in Cambridge and at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. Bella’s improv background and experience within the school makes her a natural ambassador for Queen Anne’s School.