New Headmaster for Handcross Park

Jonathan Besley has been announced as the new Headmaster of Handcross Park School. He is currently the Headmaster of Abberley Hall School in Worcestershire and will take up his post from September 2023.

New Headmaster for Handcross Park
Photo: Handcross Park Schoo

Brighton College has announced the new Headmaster of Handcross Park School will be Jonathan Besley.

He is currently the Headmaster of Abberley Hall School in Worcestershire and will take up his post from September 2023.

Jonathan was the standout candidate amongst a very strong field of applications,
impressing the selection panel with his vision, wisdom and understanding of what a truly
outstanding education should look like.

He began his career as a history teacher at Dulwich Prep, and spent time as Head of Boarding at Westbourne House.

Jonathan Besley said: "I feel honoured to have been chosen to lead Handcross Park through its next exciting chapter, and I look forward to working with the whole of the school community to ensure we continue to go from strength to strength over the coming years.

"I was drawn to the school because of its strong and clear values and the warmth of its
atmosphere, because of its partnership with Brighton College, and because of its ambition
for excellence and innovation in a fast-changing world.

He continued: "I look forward to meeting all pupils, parents and staff, and continuing its outstanding work in giving children a world-class education."

Handcross Park School is part of the Brighton College Family of Schools.