Full name:

Oliver Justin Giles Lenton

Where did you grow up?

Brighton until I was 12, then Bournemouth.


Maths and Physics A-levels then onto the University of Hertfordshire for Business Information Systems.

Your previous place of work and role:

I have been a professional gambler for the past three years, but was a Maths Teacher for eleven years before that.

What are you most looking forward to about joining King’s Ely?

Working with a fantastic Head of Department.

Hobbies/interests outside of school:

All games. Chess, golf and Magic: The Gathering mainly, but I also play tennis, squash, pool, darts – the list is endless!

Any pets?

Three cats, Clever (the mum), Dasha and Enid (brother and sister).

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A police officer (Columbo specifically!)

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

To fly.

What was the last book you read?

‘Digital Fortress’ by Dan Brown.

What song are you most likely to sing at a karaoke?

R.E.M’s Losing My Religion.

What is your favourite film?

James Bond – The Man with the Golden Gun.

Do you have any phobias or fears?

I have vertigo.

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

A bottle of rum, a book by Terry Pratchett, and my golf clubs.

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