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.