New deputy head teacher appointments at Gresham’s School, Holt

William Chuter (left) who will become Gresham School's deputy head pastoral from September next year

William Chuter (left) who will become Gresham School's deputy head pastoral from September next year, and Tim Hipperson who will be deputy head academic. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

A former Old Boy is among two new deputy head teachers who will be joining Gresham's School from September next year.

Tim Hipperson, a former pupil of the Holt-based independent school, will become deputy head academic, replacing Simon Kinder.

And William Chuter will take over as deputy head pastoral from Nigel Flower, who is retiring after 25 years at Gresham's.

Mr Hipperson studied English at Durham University, focusing on the poetry of TS Eliot for his MA.

He completed his PGCE at Cambridge University before starting his teaching career at Oakham School. He moved to Oundle School in 2003. He coaches hockey and has managed tours to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

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Mr Chuter also went to Durham University, where he studied ancient history. He then taught English in Italy before becoming an editor for Collins in London.

He studied for a PGCE in classics at King's College London in 2004-5, and has been teaching classics at Uppingham School since September 2005. His wife Hannah is a physiotherapist, and they have twin daughters and a son.

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The school was founded in 1555 by Sir John Gresham. The current headmaster is Douglas Robb.

Old Greshamians include the composer Benjamin Britten, the poet W H Auden, hovercraft inventor Sir Christopher Cockerell, BAFTA-winning actress Olivia Colman, inventor and businessman James Dyson, film director Stephen Frears and international rugby playing brothers, Tom and Ben Youngs.

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