Headmasters & Teachers
HEADMASTERS & TEACHERS
Headmaster, Brooks School, USA (1974).
Allcock, Arthur Edmund
Headmaster of Highgate School (1893- 1908)
Headmaster of Cork Grammar School (1882-)
Ashford, C E
First Headmaster of the Royal Naval School, Osborne from 1903
Badger, E S T
Headmaster of King's School, Peterborough from 1903
Ballance, H M
Headmaster, Alderman Newton's Grammar School, Leicester (1961-); son of H W Ballance, a master at KES from 1924 to 1963
Bayfield, Matthew Albert
Headmaster of Christ's College, Brecon (1890-1895), Eastbourne College (1895-1900); subsequently Rector of Hertingfordbury, Herts until his death in 1922; member of the Alpine Club
Blakiston, John Richard
Headmaster of Preston Grammar School and then of Giggleswick School; appointed HM Inspector of Schools for Leicestershire 1868, and in 1882 Chief Inspector of Schools for the North-West of England.
Bleby, W H
Headmaster, Roman Hill School, Lowestoft 1930
Caton, C T L
Headmaster of Alcester Grammar School from 1933
Cooke, W C C
Cambridge Athletics Blue; Headmaster, Northampton GS for 30 years.
Cunningham, W A
Headmaster of Exeter Grammar School
Dixon, H J
Headmaster, KCS Wimbledon from 1934
Edwards, Gareth Huw
Principal, George Watson's College (2001-)
Edwards, William H
Headmaster, Heath Grammar School (1908-1916); Headmaster, Bradford Grammar School (1916-1936). President, Incorporated Association of Headmasters, 1929.
For many years head of English and of Drama and Director of Studies at Westminster School; the historian of that school.
Floyd, E W
Priest; Headmaster, KEGS Aston 1894-1912.
Goldingay, John D
Principal of St John's College, Nottingham.
Mathematics master at KES, appointed Headmaster of Royal Naval College, Osborne in 1905; Co-author with AW Siddons, also an OE, of the famous log tables.
Guest, James Merrick
Master at KES, subsequently Headmaster of the Bridge Trust School, Handsworth (later called Handsworth Grammar School) (1862-1896)
Hamlin, John G
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
Headmaster, Dame Allan's School, Newcastle upon Tyne (1953-1970).
Harvey, Leslie Francis
Priest; Headmaster, King's School, Chester (1947-)
Holden, H A
Headmaster of Queen Elizabeth's School, Ipswich (1857-1883)
Headmaster of the Downs School for 22 years; broadcaster and writer on religious subjects.
A master at KES for some years, then Headmaster, Queen Victoria School, Tailevu, Fiji (1958-)
Jones, Harold Ivor
Headmaster, Brockley County School, Lewisham (1957-1979).
Keeley, Thomas Hanley
Third Master at Christ's Hospital, Horsham
Lee, Jonathan S
Headmaster, Trent College (1988 - )
Mason, Peter G
High Master of Manchester Grammar School (1962-1978)
McGowan, Bruce Henry
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)
Miller, D Campbell
Priest; Headmaster, Newark Magnus Grammar School (1927-1952)
Morris, J B
Headmaster, Shebbear College (1942-1964).
Nicol, J C
Headmaster, Portsmouth Grammar School.
First headmaster of United Services College, Westward Ho! The model for ‘Bates' in Kipling's Stalky & Co. Friend of Dixon and Burne-Jones.
Headmaster of Bridgnorth Grammar School (1890-)
Roberts, Francis E
Headmaster of Malmesbury Secondary School, and then of Long Eaton County Secondary School from 1930
Headmaster, Bedford Modern School (1977).
Vince, Charles Arthur
Headmaster, Mill Hill (1886-1891), head of Unionist organisation in Birmingham
Wainwright, James F
Warden of Glenalmond Academy, Perth (1991-1993); Cambridge rugby blue (1956)
Wickins, Edmund C
Principal of school in Hong Kong teaching the IB; Blue for Association Football at Cambridge 1980 and 1981
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.
Wood, W C
Headmaster of Birkenhead Grammar School, and subsequently of Epsom College until his death in 1889
Headmaster, Bolton School (1983-).
Yates, G J
Headmaster, Royal Grammar School, Colchester (1899-1900)
KES MASTERS & CHIEF MASTERS
Astbury, H Stanley
MC; Priest; master at KES; Principal of Chester Training College; Principal of Army Padres' Training Centre.
Master at KES from 1880 to 1912, then appointed priest of Bradenham, Bucks
Benson, Derek H
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
Master at KES (1934-1974), Head of Modern Languages from c 1950 onwards.
Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford; Chief Master of KES (1599-?1639); Demoted to Usher (?1640)
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
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 (2006-2016)
Craig, Norman J F
Gifted violinist, for some years leader of Birmingham Bach Society Orchestra; Mathematics teacher at KES for 41 years (1935-1976).
Chief Master of KES (1862 -1872).
Freeman, Thomas G
Cambridge (wartime) cricket blue (1941?); master at KES.
Gibson, I F
Assistant master 1913-1919
Hickenbotham J R
Science master from 1904
Head of English at KES, in succession to his mentor, Tony Trott
Hutchinson, Christopher Blick
Contemporary of Wescott, Lightfoot and Benson; three years as composition master at KES (1855-1858), before spending 26 years as assistant master at Rugby; ordained 1858, made Honorary Canon of Canterbury by Benson in 1892
Hutchinson, Thomas Neville
Rev and later Canon, Second Master, KES (1859-1864), until appointed at Rugby as head of its new scientific department
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
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).
Mayo, Charles Harry Powell
Two spells as a master at KES between 1885 and 1893, when he left to go to Harrow, where he remained until 1919; left money to KES to fund eight scholarships to be held at Oxford or Cambridge
Measures, A E
Master at KES for nearly 25 years until his retirement in 1924; responsible for the establishment of the House system in 1902, and a Housemaster for many years.
Newman, Alfred Stilgoe
Priest; Assistant master at KES, 1872-73, later Second Master of Lancing College and then of King's School Peterborough
Master at KES.
Pianist, master at KES for 36 years
Sheldon, G A
On staff 1915-1919 before going to Cambridge; returned 1923 and served for 25 years (1923-1948), first acting as secretary to Cary Gilson, then from 1929 Senior English Master.
Symes, C Keith
Director of PE at KES (1958-1973).
Williams, F J (‘Eric')
Classics master at KES (1937-1972); head of department (1963-1972) school chaplain (1952-1972).
Wilson, Roger K
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.
GOVERNORS AND OTHERS
Craig, George William
Garratt, Robert J
DFC; governor of KES and Chairman of the Independent Schools Committee (1965- )
OBE; governor of KES (1968- )
Herd, H E
Solicitor; Secretary to the King Edward's Foundation for 35 years (1894-1929); played a leading part in the formation of the Birmingham old Edwardians Club (which later became the Old Edwardians Association) in 1884
Viney, Frank H
School governor and benefactor