Principal, Acorn House College

In 2014 John joined Acorn House as Principal, bringing his expertise in the biological and medical sciences to the college, along with his extensive knowledge of medical school admissions. John is a lay member of the university admissions panel for medical school undergraduate entry at UCL (University College London) and has also performed this role at Imperial College and Queen Mary University in London.

John was educated at The Queen’s College, Oxford, and studied for his teaching qualification at Homerton College, Cambridge. He joined Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form in 2000 as a Biology and Science teacher, becoming Director of Studies in 2005. At Acorn House, he combines his co-management of the college with teaching Biology and supporting our University Admissions process to get the best results for our pupils.