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We welcome Mr Simon Cane-Hardy as Interim Head

We are delighted to announce that the Chairman and Board of Governors of Prior Park Schools have appointed Mr Simon Cane-Hardy as the Interim Head of Prior Park Prep School.

Simon is currently Deputy Head Pastoral at Prior Park College having joined the school in September 2016. He holds a BA in History from Cardiff University and a Masters in Educational Leadership. Before joining Prior Park College, Simon held the role of Head of Boarding at Pangbourne College where he had joined as a Boarding Housemaster in 2012. Simon’s subject specialism is History and he was Head of History at Shiplake College from 2008-2012, also holding the role of Head of the Lower School (Years 7 and 8) from 2010-2012.

In his current role as Deputy Head Pastoral (and Designated Senior Lead for Child Protection), Simon views his key focus as supporting happy and confident students who are able to succeed, meet their potential and find fulfilment in their academic life, as well as embracing the many opportunities open to them in the co-curriculum.

Simon grew up in Sussex, near to Hastings, and has had a passion since childhood for the Norman Conquest, medieval history and the Crusades. He enjoys cricket and sailing when he has the opportunity. Simon is married to Helen and they have three children Darcey (4), Elspeth (3) and Hugo (1). Welcome Mr Cane-Hardy. 

Mr Mark Pearce, Headmaster of Prior Park Prep School, will be leaving the school at the end of this academic year having accepted the position of Vice Principal at the GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis in Dubai. Mark will leave his role in the summer having served Prior Park Prep School and our wider Foundation with distinction over the last six years. We wish Mr Pearce and his family every success in the future.