Neal Bailey appointed Headmaster of Pinewood

Pinewood School | 20 May 2019
The Board of Governors are delighted to announce the appointment of Neal Bailey as Headmaster of Pinewood on the retirement of Philip Hoyland in Summer 2020. 
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Neal is currently Head at Mowden Hall in Northumberland, since September 2014, and has previously worked at Cothill House School and as Headmaster at Chateau de Sauveterre. Prior to entering teaching, he enjoyed a successful career in investment banking. Neal has a keen interest in sport, enjoying a wide variety of activities including rackets, football, surfing and tennis. He also enjoys playing the guitar and spending time with his family.

Neal will be joined at Pinewood by his wife Nicola, who is keen to play a full role within the School, and their two boys, aged 10 and 8.

Over the course of the next three terms, Neal and Nicola will visit Pinewood, subject to continuing their excellent work at Mowden, and they are very much looking forward to meeting parents and members of the school community.

About Pinewood School

Pinewood is set in 84 acres of rolling countryside and offers a quality, family-based co-educational day and boarding environment for children aged 3-13. Pupils are prepared for top Independent Senior Schools at both Common Entrance and scholarship level through a blend of traditional and forward-thinking teaching which encourages independence in learning and fosters academic excellence. Music, drama, art and sport are seen as vital to a child's development and the school offers, in addition, a wide range of activities. Manners, self-reliance and a regard for others are valued principles upon which the school's ethos is built.

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