Since arriving at Malvern College six years ago, Rachel has taught English, been an academic tutor to Foundation Year and Sixth Form pupils and been involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and expeditions.

She came to Malvern College having most recently taught English at The King’s School, Worcester but has taught Drama, Media and Communication studies in the past. She read English and American Literature at Sussex University, studied for her PGCE at the University of Oxford and has an MA in Literature, Politics and Identity from the University of Worcester.


Rachel is married to Matt, who works in cyber security and enjoys playing cricket for the same village club as their children, Reuben and Evangeline. As a family they have always enjoyed walking in the Malvern Hills, Brecon Beacons or in the nearby Herefordshire countryside. Both Matt and Rachel are keen cooks and Rachel is particularly looking forward to baking with the girls in House 6. She also enjoys gardening and pottering in her greenhouse, growing flowers and vegetables from seed.

Rachel says: “No.6 has a reputation for independent-minded and ambitious young women. When you meet the girls you are struck by their strong sense of House identity and community and by the value they place on the support they receive from each other. Above all, No. 6 is a happy and thriving home. I hope to encourage the girls to value the physical environment around them and to bring their creativity to the shared spaces within the house. I believe that it is important to respect the challenges faced by modern teenagers and to foster kindness and respect, whilst allowing them to flourish as individuals. I will try to ensure that they maintain a happy balance and that they make the most of the extensive opportunities available to them while they are at Malvern.”