Mr William Phelps

William Phelps has been Headmaster of The Beacon since September 2015. Prior to his appointment, William was Headmaster of the British International School in New York (BIS-NY) for five years and has previously been Senior Housemaster and Head of Boarding at Abingdon School. He began his teaching career at Aldenham School.

William is married with three children. He was educated at the Dragon School, Clifton College, Bristol and then King’s College, London, where he read Theology. He completed his PGCE at Oxford University and an MA in Education Leadership at New York University (NYU). His hobbies include drama, cricket and walking his two dogs.

Talk & Tours

Throughout August, our Headmaster, Will Phelps, and our Registrar, Jane Baines, are inviting future Beacon families to safely meet with him on our School site for a socially-distanced tour of our incredible school and an informal talk about your son and his education. Please click here for more details.

“The largest single sex Prep School in the UK, The Beacon still has an impressively inclusive, family feel to it, with a focus on pastoral care and turning out well-rounded boys.”

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