Full name: Benedict Thomas Antony Pennington

Birth place: Worcester

Marital status/children: Married to Emma with two children Cassius (8) and Coco (6).


Ampleforth College, GCSEs and A Levels.
Bristol University, Undergraduate.
Oxford University, PGCE.
Buckingham University, Masters.

Name of previous school and role there:

Housemaster and Deputy Head of Middle School at Ampleforth College, York.

Why King’s Ely?

After seven years at Ampleforth as a Housemaster, I was ready for a new challenge. The existing ethos at King’s Ely appealed to my educational philosophy and I felt I could add value.

What are your main priorities in your new role?

Getting to know peoples names! Understanding the culture of King’s Ely and cultivating a pride and integrity in those connected with the school, be they pupils, parents or staff.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

To be able to speak all languages.

Name three things you would want with you if stranded on a desert island for a week:

If only a week, I would want a hammock, some cold white wine and a fully loaded, charged Kindle.

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