Headmaster Appointment

The Governors of Durston House School are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Giles Entwisle as Headmaster from September 2020.

For the last seven years Giles Entwisle has been Headmaster of Bede’s Preparatory School in Eastbourne, the prep school of Bede’s senior school. Before that he was Deputy Head at Highfield School in Liphook, Hampshire, and Housemaster at Holmewood House in Tunbridge Wells. In total he has taught at five different prep schools, all of them with strong reputations and high standards of teaching and pastoral care.

Giles began his career as a languages teacher, has an Honours degree in Modern European Studies from Loughborough University, and is married to Regina, a Spanish teacher. They have two children aged 19 and 15.

At Bede’s, he has overseen a transformation of the school, including its envisioning, planning and overseeing a number of significant infrastructure projects, adding new sports facilities and revising and enhancing the curriculum and the school’s teaching and learning techniques.

Giles made a huge impression on us as soon as we met him and was VERY impressive during an extremely rigorous assessment process. The whole Board was eager to appoint him as we felt he completely understood both the Durston House ethos and the future of top-quality prep education. His experience, passion and skills make him the ideal person to build on Ian Kendrick’s significant legacy and we look forward to him joining in September 2020.

David Henshall & Kevin Mahoney
Co-chairmen of Governors