Our Board is responsible for the overall strategic development of the school.

Ms. Mercedes Hernández Estrada – Head of School

Ms. Hernández Estrada took over the headship on the academic year 18/19. Her previous role was CEO of Pioneer Educational Trust in Windsor and Slough and executive principal. She has worked in UK schools since the late 80s after completing her Philology degree and CAP at Oviedo University. She has been a Lead Practitioner for Curriculum Design and Leadership and recently, as National Leader in Education, she has supported schools, the Spanish and UK ministries and the Comunidad de Madrid.

Mr. Simon Lambert - Deputy Head Operations

Simon Lambert comes to Madrid following similar roles in China, Romania, the UK and Qatar. Prior to working in education Simon spent twenty years working in national and international media. He was born and educated in the UK and holds a first degree in English and an MBA from Aston University. He has two grown-up children, one a Doctor and the other a Detective in the Police – his partner is a lawyer. In his spare time he enjoys all sports, particularly football and golf.

Pamela O´Brien – Head of Secondary

Ms. Pamela O' Brien - Deputy Head Pastoral

Ms O’Brien joined our school in 2005 and became Head of Secondary in 2010. She has worked for the British Council since 1994, starting as an English teacher at the Madrid Young Learner Centre and holding various positions, including Director of Studies at the Barcelona Young Learner Centre. 

Mr. Brian Lynch - Deputy Head Academic

Brian joined the British Council School as Deputy Head with responsibility for Academic aspects in September 2020. He is excited to work as part of a great team of staff at an institution with such a rich history of success. His experience has been in UK schools, being part of several successful Senior Leadership Teams for the past 10 years. He looks forward to learning from the traditions and standards of our school and sharing his own knowledge and skills from his time in UK education.

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