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HENRY

  • Oxford University: Spanish & Italian, 2.1
  • Eton College: A-Levels: Spanish A*, Italian A*, English A*, Fine Art A
  • Eton College: President of the Eton Society, Mackenzie Prize for the outstanding linguist, Thesiger Travel Writing Award
  • Balliol College, Oxford: Vaughan Memorial travel scholarship

BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS

I have been a Director of Oppidan, alongside Walter, since we founded the company in 2016. I left Oxford in 2014 and since then have worked around the world as a mentor and an education consultant, most notably in Madrid and Beijing. I continue to pursue my acting career, having spent time working for the BBC, and remain passionate about all things Spanish, going to the theatre, playing racket sports and spending time on the golf course. 

When time allows, I greatly enjoy travel writing, having won awards at Eton and Balliol for a travel piece on Paraguay. I am lucky enough to have four younger sisters, all of whom continue to influence me in their different ways. Last of all, I am passionate about all things Chelsea Football Club, with happy memories of a childhood spent at Stamford Bridge cheering on the Blues.

EXPERIENCE & APPROACH

My interest in education has been fostered by my own fortunate experience of school, my father’s career as a prep school headmaster and almost 2000 hours spent mentoring individual students on a one-to-one basis. I wholeheartedly believe that if a child enjoys themselves, they will make progress. On this basis, I do my best to engage and enthuse students, to help them grow in confidence and to see the benefit to our work together. If mentoring can be memorable, it can enable a child to work for themselves in the years to come. My favourite areas for mentoring include understanding poetry, writing stories and interview preparation.

TESTIMONIALS

"Henry has been an inspirational mentor to my son who is in his pre-test year. He has been positive and influential, helping him to mature in his thinking, to think outside the box and to organise his ideas in an intelligent and articulate manner." - Mother of Year-6 student

"I cannot stress how happy we are to have met Henry. He is charming, brilliant, totally professional and has been a wonderful mentor for Eliott. We would recommend Oppidan Education without any hesitation." -  Mother of Year-6 Student

"Henry is a wonderful mentor, a great coach and inspiring role model to my 10 year old son. Totally original, fun, kind and very knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects. We are almost sorry that they cannot remain a secret for those in the know, but are sure Oppidan shall be hugely successful…" -  Eton and Winchester Candidate