Charlie Freer is a Director of Padworth College and also a Director of Inspiring Futures Limited, the parent company of Padworth College and Bishopstrow College, an independent international boarding school offering English language and academic pathway programmes to prepare international students, aged 7-17 years, for entry into British boarding schools.
Charlie has 15 years’ experience working in the international education sector in the UK and overseas, in a range of roles. At Padworth, he oversees Finance, HR, IT, Property and aspects of compliance.
Prior to joining Padworth College in 2018 and Bishopstrow College in 2014, Charlie was Managing Director at ACS International Schools from 2009 to 2013. He was previously Finance Director at WCL Group, an international schools, consultancy and curriculum group, from 2003 to 2008.
Mark Jeynes is a Director of Padworth College and also a Director of Inspiring Futures Limited, the parent company of Padworth College and Bishopstrow College, an independent international boarding school offering English language and academic pathway programmes to prepare international students, aged 7-17 years, for entry into British boarding schools.
At Padworth, Mark oversees the College’s relationships with agents, UK universities and international schools in Padworth’s key source markets.
Prior to joining Padworth College in 2018 and Bishopstrow College in 2014, Mark spent 15 years in strategy consulting with a focus on the education sector, including 12 years at The Parthenon Group, where he was the Partner overseeing the London Office. Mark is also a Non-Executive Director of ISC Research and a Executive Committee Member of BAISIS, the British Association of Independent Schools with International Students.
Lorraine joined Padworth College as Principal in September 2019.
Lorraine has a wealth of international education experience, spanning both the UK and overseas. She started her teaching career as a geography teacher at Lawnside School, Malvern in 1988, before moving on to King’s School, Worcester in 1994 and then Wycliffe College, where she was Head of Geography and Housemistress from 1997 to 2007. From 2007 to 2012, she was Senior Mistress and Head of Geography at Malvern College, before taking on a new role as Deputy Head of Malvern College Qingdao, China in 2012 and then Head in 2014.
More recently, since August 2015, Lorraine was Principal of Bishopstrow College, the leading independent international boarding school, offering English language and academic pathway programmes to prepare international students, aged 7-17 years, for onward entry to leading boarding schools in the UK. During her time at Bishopstrow, the College secured an improved rating from the British Council under the Accreditation UK Scheme. Bishopstrow is now the highest ranked boarding school in the UK under this Scheme. The College also become a member of the Independent Schools Association and Boarding Schools Association, successfully completed inspections by OFSTED and ISI and grew enrolments, following the opening of two new boarding houses.
Lorraine has an extensive network of contacts and acquaintances across UK independent schools and agents around the world. She is married and has four grown-up children.
Director of Studies
Mike joined Padworth College as Director of Studies in September 2019. He has more than 13 years of experience in boarding and day schools in teaching and pastoral roles, including experience in China, Spain and the UAE. Prior to joining Padworth, Mike was Head of Science at Oxford International College in Chengdu, China. Prior to Oxford International College, Mike had a similar role at Malvern College in Chengdu.
Clare joined Padworth as Registrar in March 2020. She has 7 years of experience in admissions having previously been Assistant Registrar at Pangbourne College.
Prior to joining Pangbourne College , Clare worked as an Office Manager in a day nursery.
“I joined Padworth because I particularly enjoy international recruitment and interacting with people from all around the world. I am thrilled to have become involved with the College at a time when there are a number of exciting projects being pursued.”