Leadership Team

Mrs Shirley Shayler, Headmistress

Mrs Shirley Shayler - Headmistress

Shirley Shayler was appointed Headmistress of Millfield Prep School in September 2010. Prior to Millfield Prep, Shirley was Head of Stonar School (2006-2010) and Deputy Head of Taunton School, Somerset (2002-2006). 

Mrs Shirley Shayler - Headmistress

Mr Dan Close - Deputy Head

Dan Close joined Millfield Prep in 1998. He has been a Head of Year, Director of Studies and now Deputy Head working in the History and PSHE departments.

Mr Dan Close - Deputy Head
Mrs Tracey Hazell, Deputy Head Pastoral

Mrs Tracey Hazell - Deputy Head

Tracey Hazell joined Millfield Prep from Badminton School, Bristol, in 2012. She plays a key role in overseeing and maintaining the high standards of pastoral care within the school.

Mrs Tracey Hazell - Deputy Head

Mr Jo Morgan-Hughes - Director of Sport

Jo Morgan-Hughes has been Director of Sport at Millfield Prep since 2000. Prior to that he was a Physical Education teacher at Cotham Grammar School in Bristol (1990-1993).

Mr Jo Morgan-Hughes - Director of Sport

Mrs Alison Blasdale - Head of Pre-Prep

Alison Blasdale has been Head of Pre-Prep at Millfield Prep since September 2014. An infant specialist at heart, she has taught all ages from 3-13  in a range of prep schools throughout the South West of England.

Mrs Alison Blasdale - Head of Pre-Prep

Mrs Melissa Johnson - Finance Director

Melissa was appointed as Finance Director in May 2019. She joined Millfield in 2013 as Financial Controller, and was promoted to Head of Finance in 2016. Prior to joining Millfield, Melissa was Group Accountant for a global FTSE250 Plc in the aerospace sector. Melissa is a qualified chartered accountant.

Mrs Melissa Johnson - Finance Director