We are delighted to announce the appointment of new Head teacher, Ed Balfour, who will take over from interim Head, Richard Stanley, in January 2023. Having enjoyed seven successful years as Head at Beechwood Park School in Markyate, St Albans, Mr Balfour is ready for a new challenge as he prepares to join our thriving Edge Grove community.

Mr Balfour began his teaching career at RGS Worcester before moving to Whitgift School in a similar role. Prior to that he was appointed Head of Drama at Bradfield College, Berkshire, before moving on to run a senior boarding House of 65 boys. His first Headship was at Northbourne Park School in Kent. He graduated from Cardiff University where he read English, followed by a PGCE at Cambridge where he met his wife Emma, a Modern Languages graduate. Ed moved to Beechwood Park School in 2015 where he has been instrumental in their recent success, being particularly knowledgeable on Hertfordshire future schools.

Interim Head Richard Stanley, has been at the helm since September 2022, having retired to England after 27 years as the Head of two of South Africa’s most prestigious prep schools. Mr Stanley has quickly built strong relationships with staff, parents and pupils and will be working closely with Mr Balfour as he transitions into his new role in January 2023.

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