New Headmaster appointment for King’s Rochester Preparatory School

King’s Rochester is delighted to announce that Mr Tom Morgan has been appointed as the new Headmaster of King’s Rochester Preparatory School from September 2018.

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27th November 2017 — King’s Rochester is delighted to announce that Mr Tom Morgan has been appointed as the new Headmaster of King’s Rochester Preparatory School from September 2018. Mr Morgan is currently Deputy Head of the Prebendal School in Chichester, a noted Preparatory School which also educates the choristers of Chichester Cathedral.

Previously Mr Morgan has worked in three other Prep Schools, each with a very strong reputation (Swanbourne House, Ashdown House and Chafyn Grove). 

Mr Morgan was a cathedral chorister himself in Salisbury and was educated at Salisbury Cathedral Prep School before going on to Canford School.  He is a graduate of the Royal College of Music where he met his wife, Camilla and together they have four children.

Jeremy Walker, Principal of King’s Rochester notes, “We are delighted with Mr Morgan’s appointment and look forward to welcoming him and his family next September.  The position attracted a very large and strong field of applicants and it is clear that Mr Morgan has the skills, experience and personal style to ensure a successful transition from the current Headmaster, Mr Roger Overend, and to lead the Prep School in its future development as a key part of King’s Rochester. There will be many opportunities before Mr Overend retires in July 2018 to mark his outstanding contribution to King’s but I am pleased to put on record now my personal thanks and those of Governors, colleagues, pupils and parents for all he has achieved.”

Mr Morgan comments, “I am very pleased indeed to be joining such a vibrant and welcoming community. King’s Rochester has an outstanding reputation and it is clear that the nurturing and caring ethos is ingrained. I am looking forward to continuing all that has been achieved and helping the school develop into the future.”


About King's Preparatory School

Children at King's benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum which is designed to educate the whole person as well as to gain the best possible academic results. Whatever their talents, pupils at King's Prep are encouraged to grasp every opportunity both inside and outside the classroom and through involvement in Music, Sport, Drama and the wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities on offer. King's Prep is large enough to provide a full range of options and facilities, but small enough to create and maintain a 'family feel' where teachers know everyone really well. 

Our Christian community welcomes children from a wide variety of backgrounds and faiths. As a Cathedral School, our aim is that girls and boys will grow happily in understanding, knowledge and confidence, under-pinned by the positive values which shape King's. This website will, I am sure, give you a taste of what King's Rochester is like - but it cannot replicate the feel of the place which is so important in choosing the right school for your child. Please do come and visit King's and meet our happy, engaging, confident and well-mannered pupils -  and see how we help each child to flourish.

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