Published on: Monday, September 5, 2022

Staff and pupils at King’s College started the new academic year by welcoming new Headmaster, Michael Sloan, who was previously Deputy Headmaster at Brighton College.

Michael grew up in Northern Ireland and attended the Methodist College in Belfast, before reading Ancient History and Politics at Newcastle University. After commissioning from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, he served as an officer in The Rifles for six years, during which time he was deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo.

No stranger to the South West, Michael completed his PGCE at Bristol University, before starting his career as a history teacher at Emanuel School in London, where he was a Head of Year. He joined the Senior Management Team at Brighton College as Assistant Head (Head of Middle School), was promoted to Deputy Head (Common Room) and subsequently to Deputy Head (Pupils) and Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Michael and his wife Hannah spent the summer exploring Somerset with their three young sons Rory, Finley and Milo, who start at King’s Hall School this term. They enjoy walking and travel, and Michael is a keen sportsman, avid reader and an enthusiastic cook.

Commenting on his plans for King’s, Michael said: “I’m immensely proud and honoured to be joining a school that promotes a lifelong love of learning and provides unrivalled opportunities for pupils.

“King’s is an outstanding school with a rich history dating back to 1880. What sets it apart today is its vibrant and dynamic family community, inspiring pupils to fulfil their potential and make a real difference in the world around them. 

“I’m looking forward to working collaboratively with the King’s community to build on our proud history and tradition, and to lead the school into the next exciting chapter of its development.”

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