OR Ridley | King's College Taunton

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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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King’s College makes a limited number of awards to candidates who are about to enter the School in Year 9 (13+) or into the Sixth Form (16+). These awards recognise excellence and potential in a range of areas of importance to the School. All awards are made on the basis of open competition. All awards carry clear expectations of involvement and achievement and all are subject to annual review.

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