Andrew Grant

Adviser on Secondary Education

Andrew Grant has been Headmaster of St Albans School since 1993. He was educated at Southend High School from where he won an Open Exhibition to read English at Corpus Christi College Cambridge.

Before teaching, he worked briefly in the City in the field of reinsurance. He began his teaching career, all of which has been spent in HMC Schools, at Merchant Taylors’, Northwood, subsequently moving to be Head of English & Drama at Whitgift School, Croydon and then Second Master at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford.

Andrew was Chairman of HMC in 2009-2010 and a Board member of ISC from 2009-2011. He was Co-Chair of the HMC/GSA Education/Academic Policy Committee from 2002-2005 and served on various other curriculum-related groups including the assessment sub-group of the Tomlinson 14-19 Review and the HMC/GSA Universities sub-committee.  He is a governor of two HMC schools, two IAPS prep schools and a GSA school and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Commerce and Manufactures (RSA.)  He and his wife share interests in Music, Literature and theatre as well as walking and sailing.  They have two sons, one of whom teaches in another HMC school, whilst the other, having just completed his PhD in Biophysics at Cambridge University, is an actuary.

Andrew has been involved in drama – some of it scripted; some of it not – throughout his teaching career and in sport of various kinds, though latterly more as a spectator than a participant.  Now that the exploits of Wiggins, Hoy, Froome, et al have made cycling a cool sport, he is prepared to admit to a Cambridge Blue and various County and regional championships in the pre-Lycra era, and still rides well over 5,000 semi-competitive miles each year.




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