New Headmaster Appointment
The Governors have appointed Christopher Davis to be Headmaster from 1 September 2010. Simon Eliot will have completed ten most distinguished years as Headmaster by then and they are extremely grateful to him for his successful stewardship of this great school.
Christopher Davis, the son of a schoolmaster, was educated at Eton College during which time he was a clarinettist in the National Youth Orchestra and played cricket for the XI. He read English Literature at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge where he won a Manners Scholarship. After graduation, he spent a year teaching at St. Edmund’s School, Canterbury before joining the Bank of England’s International Division. He was then seconded to the Cabinet Office for two years during the First Gulf War before returning to edit and manage the Bank’s Quarterly Bulletin and the introduction of its new Inflation Report.
In 1994, he returned to teaching, joining the English Department at Eton College, where he has since taken up a wide range of responsibilities, from overseeing the Sports and Literary Societies, and coaching several games, to chairing the Staff Remuneration and Conditions of Service Committee. Since 2001, he has been housemaster of Warre House.
He is married, to Innes, and has two daughters aged 10 and 7.
Chairman of Governors, Sherborne School
Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2010