Headmaster of Thomas's, Battersea
Ben Thomas was educated at Eton College and Durham University, where he read English. He also holds an MA in Education from the Institute of Education. After teaching in Lesotho, Southern Africa, he spent two years working in investment banking before joining Thomas’s London Day Schools. Ben is the younger son of David and Joanna Thomas, who founded Thomas’s. He has been a Principal since 1995 and Headmaster of Thomas’s, Battersea since 1999. Ben is a Governor of St Paul’s School, a Fellow of Wellington College, a trustee of the CAIRN Trust and the Katherine Low Settlement and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Independent schools have long been considered commercial assets but private ownership and the accompanying questions of ethics and influence are now relevant to the state sector. Many state schools have swapped local authority control for an autonomous existence and now an ever growing number are in the hands of Multi Academy Trusts. Ralph Lucas questions […]