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HEADMASTERS & TEACHERS

Aitkin, Peter
1955
Headmaster, Brooks School, USA (1974).

Bayfield, M A
19th C
Headmaster, Eastbourne College.

Cooke, W C C
1900
Cambridge Athletics Blue; Headmaster, Northampton GS for 30 years.

Dixon, H J
1914
Headmaster, KCS Wimbledon.

Edwards, W
1894?
Headmaster, Heath GS, Halifax (1908-16); Headmaster, Bradford GS (1916-36).

Field, John
1960
For many years head of English and of Drama and Director of Studies at Westminster School; the historian of that school.

Floyd, E W
1877
Priest; Headmaster, KEGS Aston 1894-1912.

Goldingay, John D
1961
Principal of St John's College, Nottingham.

Hamlin, John G
1949
Although left KES after only two years, made amends by returning to teach at the school (1960-1966); headmaster of Penrith Grammar School (1973-1982), Reigate Grammar School (1982- ).

Harvey, Barry Curtis
1930
Headmaster, Dame Allan's School, Newcastle upon Tyne (1953-1970).

Hoyland, Geoffrey
1909
Headmaster of the Downs School for 22 years; broadcaster and writer on religious subjects.

Jones, Harold Ivor
1937
Headmaster, Brockley County School, Lewisham (1957-1979).

Keeley, Thomas Hanley
1951
Third Master at Christ's Hospital, Horsham

Kennedy, Benjamin
1819
Son of Rann Kennedy he was, at the age of 15, removed to Shrewsbury School where he later became headmaster and author of the indispensable and dreaded Latin Primer. Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge (1867).

Lee, Jonathan S
1966
Headmaster, Trent College (1988 - ).

Lightfoot, Christopher
1973
Deputy Director of the British School at Ankara.

Mason, Peter G
1933
High Master of Manchester Grammar School (1962-1978).

McGowan, Bruce Henry
1942
Headmaster of Market Rasen GS (1957-1964), of Solihull School (1964-1973) and of Haberdashers Aske's School at Elstree (1973- ). Chairman of the Headmasters' Conference (1985).

Morris, J B
1922
Headmaster, Shebbear College (1942-1964).

Nicholl, JC
19th C
Headmaster, Portsmouth Grammar School.

Price, Cornell
1854
First headmaster of United Services College, Westward Ho! The model for ‘Bates' in Kipling's Stalky & Co. Friend of Dixon and Burne-Jones.

Squire, Peter
1955
Headmaster, Bedford Modern School (1977).

Vince, Charles A
1872?
Headmaster, Mill Hill (1886- ); head of Unionist organisation in Birmingham.

Wainwright, James F
1951
Warden of Glenalmond Academy, Perth (1991-1993); Cambridge rugby blue (1956).

Winkley, David
1960
A career devoted to interests forgotten by most OEs - primary education: headmaster of Grove Junior School, Handsworth, from 1975, has at the same time been Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford (1983-1985), a member of the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (1986-1990), a founder and director of the National Primary Centre (1988) and written a book on the Schools Inspectorate.

Wright, Alan
1973
Headmaster, Bolton School (1983- ).

 



KES MASTERS & CHIEF MASTERS

Astbury, H Stanley
1909
MC; Priest; master at KES; Principal of Chester Training College; Principal of Army Padres' Training Centre.

Benson, Derek H
1953
Returned to KES in 1962 to teach chemistry and as a master in charge of cricket, a job which he did with great success for 21 years.

Biggs, Victor James
1929
Master at KES (1934-1974), Head of Modern Languages from c 1950 onwards.

Billingsley, Richard
1585
Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford; Chief Master of KES (1599-?1639); Demoted to Usher (?1640)

Buttress, David
1955
Master at KES from 1974, Head of History; Deputy Chief Master (1987-1997), the first person to be appointed to this position.

Claughton, John A
1975
Oxford cricket blue (1976-1979), captain 1978; played for Warwickshire 1979-1980; Classics master and master in charge of cricket, Eton College (1984-2001); Headmaster, Solihull School (2001-2005); Chief Master, KES (2006- )

Craig, Norman J F
1930
Gifted violinist, for some years leader of Birmingham Bach Society Orchestra; Mathematics teacher at KES for 41 years (1935-1976).

Evans, Charles
1843
Chief Master of KES (1862 -1872).

Freeman, Thomas G
1939
Cambridge (wartime) cricket blue (1941?); master at KES.

Garratt, Robert J
1935
DFC; governor of KES and Chairman of the Governors' Independent Schools Committee (1965- ).

Harvey, Robert
1928
OBE; governor of KES (1968- ).

Hutchinson, T N
19th C
Rev, Canon, Second Master, KES (1859-1864), until appointed at Rugby as Head of its new scientific department.

Kennedy, Rann
1790
A fine classical scholar and father of four other fine classical scholars; Usher's assistant at KES (1799-1804); Chief Master's assistant (1804-1808); Usher (1808-1836); Incumbent of St Paul's, Hockley (1796-1851).

Manton, Joseph H
1891
Cricketer - took a record 365 wickets for the School; Captain of Warwickshire in one match (1898); Master at KES; Headmaster of KEGS Aston (1913-1936).

Measures, A E
1891
Master at KES.

Parslew, Michael
1955
Master at KES.

Symes, C Keith
1947
Director of PE at KES (1958-1973).

Viney, Frank H
1901
School governor and benefactor.

Williams, F J (‘Eric')
1929
Classics master at KES (1937-1972); head of department (1963-1972) school chaplain (1952-1972).

Wilson, Roger K
1956
Master at KES (1961-1964); Headmaster of HM Duke of Kent School, Ewhurst (1980-1999); captain of rugby at in 1956 when KES won the Public Schools Sevens.