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Dr Adrian Rainbow, Headmaster, Hampton Court House School

Adrian joined Hampton Court House in September 2021.

Adrian is passionate about education, particularly critical pedagogy. He holds a PhD in English, an MA in English and a PGCE in English and Drama from the University of Exeter, an MA in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Bath, and a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of British Columbia. Before being appointed as Headmaster at HCH Adrian was Deputy Head at Sevenoaks School where he oversaw the school’s co-curricular provision, experiential learning, and service and partnership programmes. Prior to Sevenoaks he was the Head of the Environmental Faculty, Language and Literacy Coordinator, and English Teacher at UWC Atlantic College. Before this, he spent six years as a Lecturer in English at the University of Zurich.

Prior to embarking on his career in education, Adrian played American Football professionally. He was an All-Canadian quarterback during his time at the University of British Columbia and was drafted to the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League in his senior year. After a brief stint in Montreal, Adrian transferred to Germany where he played ten seasons in the German Football League.

Apart from his love of education and sport, Adrian is passionate about reading, cooking, hiking and spending time with his wife, Miriam, and their two boys, Finley and Osian.


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