Mr Andrew De Silva will be joining The Oratory Prep School in Goring Heath as Head from September 2022. Currently Head of the Junior School at St Edmund’s School in Canterbury, Andrew brings with him a wealth of experience, honing his skills through Headships in both the state maintained and independent sectors, in addition to a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management and the NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship).
Mr De Silva is hugely enthusiastic about working with the talented staff team at The Oratory Prep School, and indeed the wider school family. Andrew looks forward to an exciting educational journey for The Oratory Prep School and is eager to meet children, parents, staff, members of the Bellevue Board and colleagues from beyond the school gate, including Heads, in the coming weeks.
Upon news of the appointment, Mr Rob Stewart, current Headmaster at The Oratory Prep School said, “I am thrilled that I will be succeeded by a Head who shares the vision and ambition of our Founder, St. John Henry Newman, to develop the character, skills and values of all the pupils and inspire them to make a difference in the world.”