Mr John Rea

Assistant Head of Boarding Key Stage 3

In 2007 I took up my teaching position at Campbell College.  Prior to this I had worked in day schools in South Africa, Bromley and Dartford.  I had also worked at a large boarding school in Oxford and had boarded as a child at Magdalen College School.  The boarding department at MCS is, sadly, now closed but I thoroughly enjoyed my experience as a boarder and have great memories of that time.  Crucial to that enjoyment was my excellent Housemaster and his team of staff.

Boarding at Campbell affords a huge range of experiences and opportunities.  I look at the facilities available to our boarders with a great sense of envy – a small dorm of three or four boys (and individual rooms in Senior) is a bit different to the dorm of sixteen where I stayed.  Equally the experiences available to Campbell boarders will provide tremendous opportunities for enjoyment and personal development – I wish bouldering, kayaking or Parkour had been on offer when I boarded!  The chance to be part of a thriving boarding department and to guide and encourage our boys in their formative years is what excites me about my post as Assistant Head of Boarding.