The King’s School, has announced the appointment of Mr George Hartley to the role of Headmaster from September 2017. Mr Hartley will be the 42nd Headmaster at King’s in its 475 year history. Mr Hartley will take the helm from Mr Chris Ramsey who is moving to Whitgift School, South London.
Mr Hartley is currently Principal of Elizabeth College, Guernsey, a day school of 770 pupils where he has been instrumental in broadening the School’s horizons, raising academic standards and launching a successful fundraising capital campaign. Previous to this, he was Headmaster of Sixth Form at Berkhamstead School, having taught at Highgate School, Queen’s College, Taunton and Eton College.
Mr Hartley is 47, married to Merewyn and has two children, aged 10 and 12. He read Geography at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, gaining an MA, and later completed an MSc in Environmental Science at Imperial College, London.
“I am delighted and honoured to be given this role and am really excited at the prospect of making a real difference to the lives of King’s pupils in years to come. King’s is an outstanding school with a long and distinguished history and I am looking forward to building further on its great tradition”

~Mr George Hartley
Mr Ramsey will continue to provide strong leadership for King’s, as he has done throughout his tenure as Headmaster until his move at the end of August 2017.