13th June 23
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Huw May as the new Head of Kensington Wade from September 2023.
Mr May is a highly respected leader in the preparatory school sector and joins Kensington Wade from Eaton House Belgravia where he is Head of School. He has been a Head within the Eaton House Schools group for the past ten years and was previously Head of Roedean Junior School and Sydenham High School Prep (part of the Girls’ Day School Trust).
Mr May’s deep experience of leading top-tier independent schools accords directly with Kensington Wade’s focus on quality and breadth of education for every pupil. He has an exemplary track record in the preparation of pupils for entry to the country’s best senior schools and his contacts and relationships in the senior school market are extensive. He is also an experienced ISI inspector.
Prior to his career in independent school education, Mr May trained and worked as a professional classical singer at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He looks forward to expanding and developing the musical life of the school which he believes is central to the development of young people as part of a wider cultural enrichment.
Mr May grew up in a bilingual school setting in Wales and has first-hand experience of bilingualism, as well as an appreciation of the cognitive and personal benefits which a bilingual education can give to young people. It is notable that a majority of pupils at his current school are bilingual, and a significant proportion are of Chinese heritage: the incorporation of Chinese culture into school life has played an increasingly important role in recent years at Eaton House. Mr May looks forward to building on this experience within our wonderful bilingual and bicultural school.
We look forward to welcoming Mr May to Kensington Wade.