Mr Adrian Palmer, along with his wife Julie and their two children Luke and Emily, came to Wycliffe Prep School in September 2003 to take up the position as Headmaster, his third Headship in independent education.
Mr and Mrs Palmer are teachers and, for many years, were House Parents to boys and girls, aged 6 to 13 years. They both feel that their family extends to the pupils, staff and parents and they care deeply about the children’s happiness in school. They live on site and happily share their home, telephone number so that parents can call ‘out of hours’ if there is a worry or concern. They attend every School event and encourage the children to share their success inside and outside the classroom.
Son of a Major General, Mr Palmer started boarding at eight and his career spans Maths Teacher, Football and Cricket Coach, Hockey Player, A Level History Teacher, Deputy Head of Boys’ Games, Football Referee (for adults), Headmaster of Warminster Prep School, Founding Head of Rendcomb College Junior School, English Sport Supporter, Lead Inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate, Manchester United fan since the age of six and expert at teasing for a response and collector of silly ties!
Farmer’s daughter Mrs Palmer’s career spans Class Teacher, French Teacher, Head of English, Art and Drama, Senior Mistress, Costume and Stage Set Creator, Christmas Fayre organiser and currently teaches Year 8 English, Year 7 French, minutes School Council and Food Committee and is SENCo to Lower Prep. She is also a renowned expert in handwriting, having devised and published her own scheme, delivered in schools across the South of England.
Mr and Mrs Palmer give respect, enthusiasm, energy and a sense of humour to the way of life at Wycliffe (which they have clearly passed on to their own children who have followed them on the path to becoming Teachers!) They will turn their hands to anything in the school and look forward to finding out what your children will enjoy in their care.