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Tom Arrand

Tom Arrand, Principal, Cardiff Sixth Form College (Cardiff)

Tom joined Cardiff Sixth Form College in January 2020.

He holds a Theology and Philosophy degree from Oriel College, Oxford and completed his PGCE at Homerton College, Cambridge. He recently spent ten years at the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools where he held positions as both Deputy and Acting Head at Monmouth School for Girls.  There he supported the school in gaining excellence in all areas of its Estyn inspection, including sector-leading practice in pastoral care and independent learning.

Prior to this, Tom spent five years as Housemaster, Head of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Head of Oxbridge and Head of Key Stage Four at Colston’s School in Bristol.  Under his leadership, students gained the top Religious Studies results for GCSE in the UK.  Resident House Tutor and Head of Rugby and Cricket at King’s School Ely, Tom has also taught at Royal Grammar School in Guildford and Orwell Park in Suffolk.

Tom was a scholar at Durham School where, in addition to excelling in his A-levels, he played rugby and cricket. A Grade 8 trombonist and keen choral singer, Tom also enjoyed performing, playing leading roles in various drama and musical theatre productions – passions he continued post-school and university.  Aside from family time, he enjoys photography, cooking, reading, and exercise.


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