Announcement of New Headmaster

Neal & Nici

The Board of Governors are delighted to announce the appointment of Neal Bailey as Headmaster of Pinewood School on the retirement of Philip Hoyland in Summer 2020.

Neal is currently Head at Mowden Hall in Northumberland, since September 2014, and has previously worked at Cothill House School and as Headmaster at Chateau de Sauveterre. Prior to entering teaching, he enjoyed a successful career in investment banking. Neal has a keen interest in sport, enjoying a wide variety of activities, including rackets, football, surfing and tennis. He also enjoys playing the guitar and spending time with his family.

Neal will be joined at Pinewood by his wife Nicola, who is keen to play a full role within the School, and their two boys, aged 10 and 8.

In the course of the next three terms, Neal and Nicola will visit Pinewood, subject to continuing their excellent work at Mowden, and they are very much looking forward to meeting parents and members of the school community.

The Governors are confident that Neal and Nicola will continue the outstanding efforts delivered by Philip and Henrietta over the past 18 years and we very much look forward to welcoming them into the Pinewood community.

Robin Badham-Thornhill – Chairman of Governors