St John's Beaumont
St John's Beaumont
St John's Beaumont

Staff & Governors

St. John’s Beaumont School is a community of professionals, boarders and day pupils who live and study together.  The wider St John’s community is at the very heart of supporting every single child who attends our school and on this page, you can find the details of the professional members of our community.

The School Leadership Team

We have a core team of highly qualified staff at St John’s Beaumont supported by a team of peripatetic music teachers.

The Governors

The Governing body is made up of Jesuits, old pupils of the School, former parents and others who bring expertise to the running of a school in the twenty-first century.

  • Fr Damian Howard SJ – Provincial (Trustee)
  • Mr Andrew Johnson (Chair; Deputy Safeguarding Governor)
  • Fr Michael Holman SJ (Deputy Chair; Chaplaincy; RE)
  • Mr Matthew Fogg (Safeguarding Governor)
  • Mr Geoff Hudson (Chair of Finance Committee; Humanities)
  • Dr Robin Mellows (Staff Welfare Governor)
  • Mr Benedict Shaw (Boarding Governor)

In cases of need, the Chairman of the Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to Governors at ([email protected]) or in writing:

Mr A Johnson
Chairman of the Governors,
St John’s Beaumont Preparatory School,
Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JN.

You may also contact the school office to arrange a meeting by telephoning 01784 432428.

Governing Council Profiles


Mr Andrew Johnson

Chair of Governors

Mr Johnson is Head of St Benedict's School 2016 to date and was Head of Stonyhurst College 2006 to 2016. He has over 20 years' experience of senior leadership in independent schools.

Mr Johnson has led a Jesuit School for 10 years.



Fr Michael Holman

Deputy Chair of Governors, Religious Education and Chaplaincy

Fr Holman is a Jesuit priest and former Head of Wimbledon College, from 1995-2004. He was also principal of Heythrop College, University of London, from 2012 to 2017 and between the two Provincial of the Jesuits in Britain.

As provincial of the Jesuits in Britain, Fr Holman was chairman of the trustees of the school. He has been a Governor at St John's since September 2021.


Mr Geoff Hudson

Chair of the Finance Committee, History and English

Mr Hudson read History and Law at Jesus College, Cambridge. He was Partner with a top 50 law firm in the City until 2019 specialising in Professional Discipline in the healthcare sector (acting for regulators of pharmacists, nurses and opticians), legal sector (acting for the Solicitors Regulation Authority) and veterinary sector. Mr Hudson is currently a consultant specialising in veterinary regulation (acting for the RCVS). He was a Governor of Upton House School for 15 years, including Chairing the Finance Committee. Mr Hudson is married with 3 adult children and 9 grandchildren!

Mr Hudson was educated at Donhead and Wimbledon College and a parishioner at the Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon for 18 years.


Dr Robin Mellows

Staff Wellfare

Dr Mellows qualified as a doctor from Westminster Medical School in 1980. He is now a GP and have been in practice in Berkshire since 1984. He was brought up in the evangelical Church of England, and became Catholic in 1991, and states "It felt as if I had come home". His children were educated at St John's and Stonyhurst, and at St Mary's Ascot. When approached to be a Governor at St Johns a few years ago, Dr Mellows felt it was an opportunity to repay some of the debt that he felt he owed to those schools.

Dr Mellows had 3 sons at St Johns between 1998 and 2005, and they all went on to Stonyhurst. Dr Mellows states "They would all still say that they went to the best schools in the world. Indeed one of them teaches at Stonyhurst now. Our experience of the Jesuits that we have met - and have had a lot of contact in the years since our boys started at St John's - is that they are people of great humility (however great their standing) who serve other people. Teaching young people to be "men and women for others" is the strength of Jesuit education".


Mr Benedict Shaw

Education Committee and Boarding

Mr Shaw attended a Catholic Prep School in Worcestershire as a full boarder before joining Haberdasher’s Monmouth School for Boys. He went on to read Classics at Lincoln College, Oxford (First Class Honours). He worked in the theatre and completed an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History at Trinity College Cambridge before joining Harrow in 1999, where he has been a theatre director, cricket and rugby coach, Assistant House Master, Examinations Officer, Head of Classics, Senior Head of Subject and, since 2014, a House Master. His translation of Euripides’ Hippolytus was published by Cambridge University Press. Mr Shaw is married with three children. His two sons, now 13 and 16, attended Edge Grove School (near Watford).

Mr Shaw has also been House Master to three St John's boys in recent years.

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