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Thomas David Wheare FRSA (born 1944) is an English school teacher and headmaster. [1] [2]


Wheare was educated at the Dragon School and Magdalen College School in Oxford. He then went on to King's College Cambridge [3] (gaining an exhibition, studying History, and singing in the College Choir) and Christ Church, Oxford (studying Education for a Dip.Ed. and acting as a lay clerk in the Christ Church Cathedral Choir).[ citation needed ]

Dragon School British coeducational, preparatory school

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Magdalen College School, Oxford independent boys school in Oxford, England

Magdalen College School (MCS) is an independent day school for boys aged 7 to 18 and girls in the sixth form, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. It was founded as part of Magdalen College, Oxford, by William Waynflete in 1480.

Oxford City and non-metropolitan district in England

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During his career as a teacher, he has been a Housemaster at Shrewsbury School and Assistant Master at Eton College. From 1983 to 2005, he was Head of Bryanston School in Dorset. [4] [5] The Tom Wheare Music School at Bryanston, designed by Hopkins Architects, [6] [7] was opened in September 2014. [8] [9]

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Shrewsbury School independent school in Shropshire, United Kingdom

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Eton College British independent boarding school located in Eton

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Wheare was an active member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC), serving as Treasurer from 1993 to 1999, and Chairman in 2000. He has been a governor of a number of schools over the years, including Blackheath High School, the Dragon School, Exeter School, and Port Regis School. He is Deputy Chairman of the Girls' Day School Trust [10] and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools (AGBIS).

Headmasters and Headmistresses Conference organization

The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) is an association of the headmasters or headmistresses of 283 independent schools in the United Kingdom, Crown dependencies and the Republic of Ireland. There are also International Members and 30 Associate Members who are head teachers of state schools or other influential individuals in the world of education, who endorse and support the work of HMC.

Blackheath High School school for girls in Blackheath Village, London

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Exeter School British selective independent co-educational day school

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Wheare is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He edits the annual Which School? books [11] [12] and the HMC magazine, Conference & Common Room.

Royal Society of Arts British organisation

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He is the son of Sir Kenneth Wheare and Lady (Joan) Wheare, [13] is married and has two daughters. He lives in Wiltshire. [1]

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  2. Tom Wheare: ZoomInfo Business People Information, ZoomInfo.
  3. Buffalo Bulletin Archived 2008-05-13 at the Wayback Machine ., Autumn 2003.
  4. About Bryanston — History, Bryanston School.
  5. Holdsworth, Angela (ed.), Bryanston Reflections: Et nova et vetera. London: Third Millennium Publishing, 2005. ISBN   1-903942-38-1.
  6. "The Tom Wheare Music School" . Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  7. "Hopkins completes another Bryanston School building". Architects Journal 2 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  8. "School opens new state-of-the-art music school". Dorset Echo. 18 Sep 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  9. "The new Tom Wheare Music School" . Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  10. "GDST Trustees" . Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  11. Wheare, T.D. (ed.), Which School? 2008, John Catt Educational Ltd, 2007. ISBN   978-1-904724-43-8.
  12. Wheare, T.D. (ed.), Which School? 2009, John Catt Educational Ltd, 2008.
  13. "Joan Wheare: Oxford's 'urban guerrilla'". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
Educational offices
Preceded by
David Jones
Head of Bryanston School
Succeeded by
Sarah Thomas