We have a British style educational management team structure. The management team of each section (Early Years, Primary and Secondary) supervise a team of middle managers, including Family Leaders who are responsible for the wellbeing of the pupils in their family group

Mercedes Hernández Estrada – Head of School

Ms. Mercedes Hernández Estrada joined the school for the 18/19 academic year. 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.

Arabella González – Bursar

Ms González joined our school as Bursar in March 2013 and has since been responsible for the Finance and Resources departments of the School. She has more than 20 years of experience in company management across the UK, Spain, USA and Hong Kong.

Catherine Stewart – Head of Early Years

Ms Stewart joined the our school in 2007 as a Year 1 teacher, became a Family Leader and has subsequently worked on the Primary Senior Management Team. Before joining our school, Catherine worked in the UK, Peru and The Netherlands and also worked on the Spanish Ministry of Education Bilingual Curriculum Project.

Joanne Brindle – Head of Primary

Ms Joanne Brindle is Head of Primary since the course 2016. She has been Deputy Head of British Council School, since 2012, and two years before she started her career in the Senior Management Team. She has worked in the School for 22 years. She obtained her Excellent Practitioner by Roehampton University in 2009.


Pamela O´Brien – Head of Secondary

Pamela O´Brien – Head of Secondary

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. 

Nicola Escario Nicola Escario - Head of Marketing and Communications

Nicola studied Business Administration and Communications at Ateneo de Manila University, holds an International Master of Business Administration and has over eight years of Senior Marketing experience in the Education sector in Spain.She has worked in Blue Sky Learning as a Head of Marketing and in Vaughan System. She has experience as strategy consultant in Publicis Group. She also has extensive experience in ELT Product Development, and is the co-author Inglés Total and Speaking.