Stuart Nicholson

Stuart Nicholson

Stuart joined Bishopstrow College in June 2019.

He holds a degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford and completed his PGCE at the University of Cambridge and his MBA at the University of Edinburgh.

Prior to joining Bishopstrow College, Stuart was Principal of Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies (‘CCSS’) from 2009 to 2018.  At CCSS, Stuart managed the transition to CCSS being part of a larger group, the Stephen Pearse Foundation.  Previously, Stuart was Headmaster of Edgehill College / Kingsley School in Bideford, Devon from 2006 to 2009 and Housemaster, Teacher of Physics and Teacher of Business Studies at Culford School from 1996 to 2006.  He started his teaching career as a Teacher of Physics at West Buckland School in 1988, before moving to Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh in 1991.

In addition to these roles, Stuart was Chairman of the Independent Schools Association from 2016 to 2017 and Chairman of the Council for Independent Association from 2014 to 2016.  He is a Trustee of the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students (AEGIS).

Stuart attended Barnard Castle School, where outside his studies, he enjoyed cricket and squash.  He is the father of Oliver (aged 25) and has been married to Deborah for 30 years.  He enjoys running an learning Albanian (both slowly)!

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