After a rigorous selection process led by Jo MacKenzie and Michael Stephens for RSAcademics, the Governing Body has chosen Oliver Knight to be the next Head of Pangbourne, from what they described as a very strong and high-calibre field. He will join the School in September 2024.

Oli is former pupil at Uppingham School in Rutland, where he excelled as a rower and climber. He began his career in education teaching history in London. His first Headship was in 2014 in Greenwich and then in 2017 he became Executive Head of Phoenix Academy, moving in 2019 to be Principal of Ark Acton Academy.

Oli is also a published author on education and teacher development and one of his publications on curriculum planning and lesson design is currently included on PGCE courses. Alongside his published work on education, Oli is on the Board of a successful Multi-Academy Trust and is a Governor for a London Prep School and Senior School.

We wish him every success at Pangbourne.