Alex Frazer has been appointed as the new head of Bancroft’s School in London, the governors have announced.
Mr Frazer will take over in September 2024 as the current head, Simon Marshall, retires after eight years at the school.
Mr Frazer has 20 years’ experience in education, and was head of Wolverhampton Grammar School from 2020 to 2023. He is currently director of projects at North London Collegiate School. He was also at Mill Hill School from 2012 to 2020 as senior deputy head and deputy head (academic).
He has been a governor of a girls’ state school, serves as an ISI inspector and sits on the advisory committee of an independent scholarship trust.
A modern languages graduate from Cambridge University, Alex discovered teaching in his year abroad working at a secondary school in the South of France.
He started his professional career at Trinity School, Croydon, teaching French and German and contributing to a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. After five years, he moved to Hampton School where he spent 11 years, where he became head of modern languages.
Mr Frazer said, “I am honoured and excited to be appointed to the headship of Bancroft’s, which I first visited in the mid-1990s whilst preparing to go into teaching…I am thoroughly looking forward to joining the Bancroft’s community in 2024.”
On behalf of the board of governors, chair Sir Andrew Ford said they believed “the whole school community will thrive under his leadership”.