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OR Ridley

OR Ridley

BA, University of York, Head of Sixth Form

Oliver studied at Christ’s Hospital and the University of York, where he completed a BA in English and Related Literature. His first teaching job was at Ashdown House Preparatory School as a GAP music teacher. After graduating he spent one year in Poland and one in France teaching English Language. On returning to England he worked in the maintained sector for two years before joining Lancing College in 2004. In 2006 he was appointed Head of English, and fulfilled that role until arriving at King’s College in 2013.

Literature is his main interest, and he reads widely. He is an experienced debating coach. Teams run by him have reached finals day in the Oxford Union and the Cambridge Union schools’ competitions, and to the national final of the ESU Mace. Playing the piano is his preferred pastime. He plays for occasional concerts, services and shows, but is seldom asked by the same person twice! His Saturday afternoons usually involve football.


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Our Pringle team have returned victorious after competing in the Sir Steuart Pringle Trophy Competition at CTCRM Lympstone. This prestigious military competition is attended by schools from across the country, and challenges leadership, teamwork, decision-making, fitness and specific military knowledge.

Not only did the team win the overall title, they also lifted five individual trophies, making this the best result in the school's history.

More information to follow, plus a gallery of images from the weekend.