"We are delighted with our children's progress and extremely happy with their educational prowess." - Parent

Headmaster's Welcome

Welcome to Chafyn Grove.

How does one epitomise a school? Were this a bottle of wine you were considering, there are various measures you would be taking beyond the look of the label: reputation and price, variety or terroir. To an extent, similar criteria apply to Chafyn Grove (though we don’t crush the children).

We are justly satisfied with our standing locally, and nationally, as developers of excellence. Our children represent us strongly in every field, and all go on to an impressive selection of leading schools. The appreciation and exercise of Curiosity and Courage, throughout the school, enable this. Each child is carefully understood as an individual by their teachers, and encouraged to enjoy challenge in all its forms. Our size supplies both bespoke provision as well as an  invaluable range of choice. In addition to making optimal progress as an individual, our boys and girls all acquire the equally important grail of socialising with a variety of others. No one type prevails - unless one includes cheerfulness and confidence.

To return to the opening analogy, the glass reveals more than the bottle. You are most welcome to visit Chafyn Grove and sample us in person - I look forward to meeting.

Simon Head

Simon Head spent his Prep School education at Cranmore, in Surrey. Thereafter he went to Stonyhurst then Cambridge, where he read Classics. University was prefaced by a gap year as a platoon commander in the Royal Green Jackets and succeeded by a teaching post at Dulwich College Preparatory School. An ensuing year teaching in up-country Kenya at Pembroke House led to the role of Housemaster, then Deputy Headmaster, at St. John’s Beaumont in Windsor. In 2010 he took over the headship of Moreton Hall in Suffolk, before moving to Chafyn Grove for the September of 2016.

Simon is married to Sarah, who teaches French in the Pre-Prep, and they have two young sons: Samuel and Toby. Rugby, reading and fly-fishing (nascently) are his pastimes.

"We are delighted with our children's progress and extremely happy with their educational prowess." - Parent