Lawrence is one of the original two houses at Haileybury. It was named after Sir John Lawrence, later Lord Lawrence sometime Viceroy of India. The House was closed in 1940, only to reopen shortly after the amalgamation with Imperial Service College and was renamed Lawrence, this time after Sir John's brother, Sir Henry Lawrence. The House's most distinguished old boy is certainly Clement Attlee, who after a spell as Winston Churchill's wartime Deputy Prime Minister, won a landslide victory for the Labour Party in 1945 to become Britain's most brilliant peacetime PM.
You will find a warm welcome in Lawrence from boys and staff alike. The success of the House is built largely on simple values such as integrity, respect, hard work, loyalty and achievement. It is hoped that every Old Lawrencian will become a good father and husband, work well in a team at work, or lead with confidence and purpose and make other positive contributions in his community, leaning on the values that he learned at school.
Carl Igolen-Robinson BA PGCE (Housemaster)
After reading European Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, doing a PGCE in French and PE at Homerton College, Cambridge and a three year teaching job at Wellington School, I joined Haileybury and Lawrence in September 1999. 10 years later, I took up the Assistant Housemaster role in another house before returning as Housemaster. I have been married for fifteen years to Celeste and we have two teenaged boys, at the College.
Alasdair McWhirter BA PGCE (Assistant Housemaster & Removes Tutor)
Ali joined the Haileybury Classics department, which he now heads, in 2011 from Downing College, Cambridge. He enjoys sport, in particular rugby and badminton and spends his holidays travelling and reading travel literature. Ali joined Lawrence after tutoring the Removes, Middles and Fifths in Trevelyan for 3 years.
Ryan Glass MSc PGCE (Resident Tutor & Middles Tutor)
Originally from Northern Ireland, Ryan went to Queen's University Belfast where he studied for MSc Mathematics, graduating with First Class Honours. He remained at Queen's for one final year to achieve his PGCE, before moving to Haileybury in September 2013. Alongside teaching mathematics it was here that his passion for football grew as he coached the Yearlings A team. Other interests include pool and snooker.
Tim Reade BSc PGCE AKC (Sixth Form Tutor)
Tim has a Physics degree from King's College London and is Head of Physics. He is a qualified manufacturing jeweller, having completed a five year apprenticeship. He has three children who are currently pupils at the school and his hobbies include watching football, cycling, walking and reading.
Angus MacDonald BSc PGCE (Sixth Form Tutor) Angus studied Sociology at Kingston University and taught at Hampton School before coming to Haileybury to run the Psychology Department. He is keen on rugby, scuba diving and photography. Angus is married to Sarah and they have four children, Findlay, Lauchlan, Innes and Hodge, not forgetting their magnificent German shepherd, Cooper.
Arthur Kattavenos BEd MSc (Sixth Form Tutor)
Arthur is a Western Australian Physics teacher with 27 years of experience. His first major appointment was at Aquinas College, Perth. There, Arthur coached both cricket and football teams winning the WA Public School Boys Lawe-Davies Cup in 1995. Since, Arthur has held a number of senior teaching and administrative positions at the International School of Athens, Greece. As IB Co-ordinator he successfully set-up the IB Diploma programme for the International School and was High School Principal for a number of years. Arthur holds a MSc from the University of Exeter, and a BEd in Physical Science from both Murdoch and Edith Cowan Universities, WA. Arthur is also a keen cricketer. He has been married for 28 years to Olympia, and daughter Anna Maria read Law at the University of Leicester and is now working towards her LPC.
Thomas Day BA MA PhD (Fifths Tutor)
Before joining Haileybury as Head of English in September 2013, Tom was a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Central Lancashire. He has also worked for the Open University and the University of Wales, and, in secondary education, as a teacher of English at Bishop’s Stortford College and Eltham College. He studied English and European Literature at Warwick University, and went on to complete an MA at Sussex before returning to Warwick to do a PhD. He enjoys playing squash, and runs a squash ladder for pupils during the Spring term. He is married to Katiana, and has three children: Imogen, Marcus and Lewis.
Matron: Hayley Rason
We have two wonderful cleaners, Hayley and Giovanni who are very much part of the team here along with the handyman John and other friendly support staff. We are very lucky.