Patrick Derham

Patrick Derham has been Head Master of Westminster School since September 2014, following 13 years as Head Master of Rugby School. After studying History at Cambridge he taught at Cheam and Radley before becoming Head Master of Solihull School in September 1996. 

Passionate about widening access Patrick set up the Arnold Foundation for Rugby School in 2003 which provides a boarding education at Rugby to under-privileged children and was instrumental in the setting up of the SpringBoard Bursary Foundation, a new national charity closely modelled on the Arnold Foundation, in November 2012.  He is also Vice-Chair of Trustees of IntoUniversity and a Trustee of the Gladstone Library.


Patrick co-edited Liberating Learning Widening Participation with Michael Worton (2010) and Cultural Olympians with John Taylor (2013).