We are delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Judd as the Head of Christ’s Hospital from September 2025. Matthew’s appointment follows a robust recruitment process, led by RSAcademics. 

The role generated a lot of interest and the appointment panel was able to select from a field of very strong candidates. Matthew has been Head of Leighton Park since 2018 and was previously Second Master and Head of the Prep and Pre-Prep Schools at Haberdashers’ Boys’ School and Principal at Mander Portman Woodward.  He has a BA in Geography from the University of Wales, Swansea and a PGCE from Queen’s College, Cambridge. 

Speaking on the announcement of his appointment, Matthew said: “I am honoured and thrilled to be appointed as Head of Christ’s Hospital. I first visited the school as a local boy from Crawley around 30 years ago; its mission has always resonated with me both professionally and personally.  The wealth of opportunity and the deep sense of pride in being part of such a diverse and vibrant school community was very obvious to me when I visited before my interview. I am delighted and inspired to be invited to lead a school with such a proud history and contemporary outlook.

Looking to the future, I will be moving onsite with my husband Ian over the summer holiday in 2025 and look forward to getting to know the staff, students, parents, governors and Old Blues in the months that follow. 

We wish Matthew every success in his new role.