Welcome to St Piran's Maidenhead
From the HeadmasterA very warm welcome to St Piran’s School and thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I hope that you will enjoy reading the content and that you get a glimpse of what we offer as a school.
As I am sure you will appreciate, you will always get a fuller and more comprehensive idea of St Piran’s when you come and visit us and I am very happy to show prospective parents around and answer any questions that you may have.
I started at St Piran’s in September 2001 and have enjoyed every minute of my time here. In my teaching career, I have had a wide and varied set of teaching experiences which have given me an excellent overview of education in general. I have taught in a single sex boys’ boarding school, overseas in Brunei in a Shell school, a state middle school in Surrey, an all-girls independent day school in Woking, a co-educational boarding school outside Pangbourne and now I have been Headmaster at St Piran’s for the past 13 years.
As a school we are part of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) and I value that relationship greatly. I am Chairman of IAPS District 10 chairing meetings and organising training for the Heads of over 80 prep schools within 1½ hours drive of St Piran’s. I have sat on a variety of committees for IAPS including the Education Committee and IAPS Council. I was Vice Chairman of IAPS for the academic year 2013-2014, a role I very much enjoyed.
By qualification I am a geographer but I have taught a full range of subjects and was trained to teach the primary age range. I am also an Independent School’s Team Inspector and have taken part in many inspections of other schools.
Outside of school I thoroughly enjoy a wide variety of sport having played at a reasonable level in many teams at club level. I have had two daughters and two step-sons educated through the school. My wife, Doreen, is Head of Geography here at St Piran’s. It is genuinely a family school!
St Piran’s is a school to be proud of. It retains many traditions as well as not being worried about looking to future innovations and changes. Our role is to educate children for a future life that is quite difficult to predict with the fast pace of change that we experience. To give each child the best prospects for future success, we want to 'inspire confidence'. We encourage the children to be academically strong, socially confident and emotionally intelligent through all the many and varied opportunities they have. With these aptitudes, we feel that we are giving the children an outstanding start for their future education and their lives.
I am always delighted to meet new parents, to show you round the school and to talk about what we can do to enrich the lives of your children here at St Piran’s. To that end, if you would like to visit the School, please do not hesitate to contact the Registrar, Mrs Deena McLelland (email@example.com).
Mr Jonathan Carroll