New Headmaster Announced

We are delighted to announce that Alastair Thomas has been appointed by the Governors as the new Head of Davenies from the academic year 2024-25.

Alastair is currently the Head of The Manor Preparatory School, Abingdon where he has been for almost 6 years, and prior to that he was Head of The Elms, Colwall, for 7 and a half years.  Alastair brings excellent leadership and management experience, as well as a clear understanding of Davenies values which align strongly with Alastair’s own beliefs of what constitutes an outstanding prep school education, alongside the importance of developing the boys through their time with us and onto their next schools.

Alastair’s educational experience and his enthusiasm for boys’ education to 13+ made him the Governors’ unanimous choice, from an extremely strong field, to ensure that Davenies continues to go from strength to strength.

As Alastair says, “It is an honour to be chosen as the next Head of Davenies as the school looks to the future. I am excited to be joining such an outstanding school and to lead Davenies through the next chapter of its history. Throughout the interview process, I was extremely impressed by all that I saw at Davenies, but in particular the people, especially the boys, and I look forward to working with them and to meeting the whole school community.”

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