As Head of Downsend, Ian is the very embodiment of the schools’ approach to life. Outward looking, unafraid of change, or to hold strong opinions on the British Education system, Ian thrives on solving problems and finding new and different ways of doing things.
A hands-on Head, always on the move, in and out of classrooms and on the pitches, Ian is part of the fabric of Downsend.
" ‘Inspiring Young Minds’ is at the heart and soul of our school. It guides our teachers, encourages our pupils to be the best they can be, shapes our creative and challenging curriculum, informs our diverse range of extra-curricular activities, and permeates our vibrant school life – both in and outside the classroom."
- Ian Thorpe