Eastbourne College has appointed a new headteacher to replace Simon Davies who steps down this year.
Thomas Lawson, known as Tom, joins the college from Christ’s Hospital where he has been deputy head since 2013.
Tom graduated from Christ Church, Oxford, in 1997, where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
He taught economics and humanities at Winchester College for 15 years where he was a housemaster for eight years and under master for two years.
Tom is married to Jessica, who currently teaches biology at Christ’s Hospital, and they have two children, Xanthe, eight, and six-year-old Hector.
Chair of the college board of governors Sir Kevin O’Donoghue said, “We are very pleased to be able to appoint Tom from a strong and extensive field of candidates who were attracted by the opportunity to lead Eastbourne College.
“Tom joins us with a wide range of experience of leadership at Christ’s Hospital and previously at Winchester.
“As we approach the college’s 150th anniversary, Tom will lead the college as it continues to provide a broad and distinct education to its pupils while maintaining Eastbourne’s ethos and its commitment to serve the wider community.
“On behalf of all the governors, I look forward to welcoming Tom, Jessica, Xanthe and Hector to Eastbourne College.”
Tom said, “Jessica and I greatly look forward to joining the Eastbourne College community and getting to know pupils, parents and staff. It is a tremendous privilege to lead the college at such an exciting time.”
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