Physics Department

Mr Gareth Lewis, MSc
Director of Science
Teacher of Biology

Mr Lewis previously taught at Ardingly College, West Sussex. He graduated from the University of Southampton with an MSci (Hons) in Marine Biology. During his degree he spent a month researching Tropical Reef Ecology at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Studies and completed his masters dissertation on a Geoengineering project in the Southern Ocean. He then went on to complete a Post Graduate Certificate of Education at the University of Sussex. Mr Lewis mentors the Oxbridge Biologists, supervises the Sixth Form Biology Society, coaches the U13B rugby team and is a Sixth Form tutor.

Mr Robert Jukes, MA
Head of Physics

"I don’t know how fast I was going but I can tell you exactly where I was"

Mr Jukes enjoys big demonstrations and exciting practical lessons. He delves beneath the surface of physics to explore the underlying mathematics, in particular when it comes to music

Ms C Astolfi, MA
Teacher of Physics

Miss Siobhan Coady, BSc
Teacher of Physics

Mr Joseph Davies, BA
Teacher of Physics & Biology


Mr Richard Ewin, BSc
Co-ordinator of A Level Mathematics
Teacher of Maths & Physics


Mr Leigh Jenkins, MSc
Teacher of Physics

"If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”   
Mr Jenkins is our fountain of knowledge - especially in the vast topic of Astronomy - and engages with pupils to ensure that lessons are both entertaining and factual.


Mr Basil Letts, BSc
Head of Sixth Form Physics

Mr Roger O'Rourke, BSc
Teacher of Physics

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”   

Mr O'Rourke, who teaches both Physics and Chemistry, is like the Peter Pan of the Science World. His exuberance and knowledge combined bring fun and exploration to all those in the classroom.


Miss Cassandra Panteli, BSc
Teacher of Physics and Mathematics

Dr Iona Ross, PhD, MA
Teacher of Physics and Chemistry

Ms Louise Ward, BSc, MSc
Teacher of Physics & Head of Maths

Ms Ward started teaching at Brentwood School in 2016, having previously taught at the Sydney Russell School. She teaches in both the Maths and Physics departments as well as being a Second Year tutor. She has a degree in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College, Dublin. She also attained a Aasters in Astrophysics from Queen Mary University before studying for her PGCE at King’s College, London.


Mrs Hazel Archer
Senior Physics Technician


Mr Patrick Atkinson
Physics Technician

Mrs Mandy Webber
Physics Technician

Mrs Fiona Penfold, Science Technician