New Headmaster Appointed at Leehurst Swan School

16 May 2019

The Governors of Leehurst Swan are delighted to announce the appointment of Terence Ayres as the new Headmaster, starting in September 2019.

Terence joins us from Thorpe House School in Gerrards Cross where he has been the Headmaster for five years. During his time at Thorpe House he has made large scale changes to the school which has vastly improved the school’s facilities, staffing, creative arts, sport and extra-curricular life. Terence remarked that he is ‘driven by a desire to provide young people with the very best learning opportunities.’ 

Terence is an English and Religious Studies graduate and his career has spanned over 22 years. He has taught in the state system and independent sector and before becoming the Headmaster at Thorpe House School was the Deputy Head at Saint Nicholas School, a co-educational independent school, in Essex. He is an enthusiastic sportsman and enjoys playing football (he is a passionate Arsenal supporter), tennis and cricket in his spare time; he also enjoys skiing, swimming and surfing when he gets the opportunity. Terence is passionate about the arts, music, cinema and literature and organises regular trips to the West-End for students at his current school. Science fiction is his favourite movie genre and he confesses to being a huge fan of all things Star Wars related! 

Terence said that he is very excited about leading Leehurst Swan into the next decade and added that he was ‘attracted by the school’s warmth and commitment to each individual it educates.’ He is a visible and child-centred Headmaster so Leehurst Swan’s ethos is very much in-line with his own. Terence said that he is ‘very much looking forward to building on the strong foundations laid by Stuart Morgan-Nash and interim headmaster Philip Oldroyd and driving the school forward so that it fulfils its great potential.