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Mr Robert Gullifer

MA (Cantab), FRSA

Mr Robert Gullifer has been Headmaster of New College School since 2008. He teaches Religious Studies and Philosophy to the oldest boys and has story time with the Pre-Prep once a week. 

After reading English at St Catharine's College Cambridge, where he was also a Choral Scholar, he studied at the Oxford Department of Education. He first taught English at Watford Grammar School, then King's College School Wimbledon, where he was Head of English and Undermaster. Subsequently, he became Deputy Head Curriculum at the Dragon School and then Deputy Head of Bristol Grammar School.

He was Chair of the OCR General Qualifications Panel for English and has a particular interest in 18th century English literature. He is co-author of How Poems Work and has also written on Opposition to the 1902 Education Act. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Aside from education, Mr Gullifer aims to continue to be a reasonably active musician and has recently taken up the double bass. He has a fondness for travel, preferably by train, which has taken him several times across the breadth of America and most recently across Siberia and on to the depths of Mongolia, where he also experienced wild horse-riding as a less comfortable form of travel.