Headmaster's Biography

Jeremy Banks was educated at an all boys prep school in Nottingham before boarding at Uppingham in the late 1980s. Having read Geography and Education at the University of Warwick, Jeremy was appointed to the post of Geography, Maths and Games teacher at Dulwich Prep, London. In his 10 year career in Dulwich, Jeremy was first Assistant Director of Studies for four years, then Housemaster for a further four years. Jeremy became Deputy Head of Beachborough School in 2006 and then Headmaster of the same school in 2013.

In his time at Beachborough the school roll grew to record numbers, the record for senior school scholarship was broken every year he was Head and the school acquired national recognition for its work on pupil wellbeing and Growth Mindset. Jeremy completed a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership in 2010 for which he received a Distinction. As a serving member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) he is currently Chairman of the Education Committee and member of the organisation’s Council.

Jeremy is married to Sophie, a serving prep school Head in her own right, and they have three daughters who keep him busy. When time allows, Jeremy can be seen running through Burnham Beeches in an effort to get his 5k time below 19 minutes.

Jeremy has said that it has been a tremendous honour to be appointed to the Headship of Caldicott (April 2018) and he very much looks forward to the exciting journey that lies ahead.


Jeremy Banks, Headmaster