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Meet the Head

Huw May is a highly respected leader in the preparatory school sector and joined Kensington Wade as Headmaster in September 2023.

Mr May was previously Head of School at Eaton House Belgravia and had been a Head within the Eaton House Schools group for ten years. He 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 at Kensington Wade, 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.

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