Fred de Falbe is currently Headmaster of St. Richard’s School, a preparatory school in Herefordshire, where he has overseen a significant improvement in the facilities and a broadening of the curriculum. Described as a ‘modern educationalist’, Fred has expanded the range of teaching to include Mandarin classes, and introduced new learning strategies.
Fred was educated at Eton College (1980-84), then at Manchester University (1985-88), where he graduated in Theology, ahead of completing his PGCE at the University of London. After a period working in the media and business enterprise, he taught for over 10 years in the state sector before becoming Deputy Head of Knightsbridge School, London, prior to his current role.
Fred believes that an all-round education is of supreme importance, especially in the globally competitive world that lies ahead. This means giving children the opportunity to try all types of activities beyond the curriculum; explore, take risks, work together and in so doing develop their characters and resilience to prepare them for the next stage.
Reacting to the news of his appointment to Beeston Hall School, Fred says: “It is indeed an honour and a privilege to have been offered this job at Beeston, particularly in view of the matchless reputation that the school has enjoyed over many years. I greatly look forward to taking up the reins and moving Beeston on to even greater heights.”
David Marris, Chairman of the Board of Governors, says: “Out of an exceptionally strong field of candidates, I am very confident that we have found a leader who is committed to educational excellence and outstanding pastoral care for Beeston’s pupils, as well as having the vision and energy to direct the school onwards and upwards. These are exciting times for us.”