Headmaster

Mr Simon O’Malley takes up his position as Headmaster of Thomas's Battersea in September 2017.

Simon was previously the Headmaster of Wellesley House School, a post which he held for 11 years. Before gaining his PGCE, Simon read English at the University of Aberdeen and went on to gain extensive experience in preparatory schools both in the UK and abroad. He was Head of English at The Banda School, Nairobi in 1987, joined Newland House in Twickenham in 1994 and became Deputy Head of Beaudesert Park in 1997. He was appointed Headmaster of Wellesley House in 2006.

Simon is married to Katy, who will be teaching Art at Thomas's Battersea. They have two grown up children. 

Simon has gained an enviable reputation as a hardworking, clear-sighted, principled and experienced Headmaster and will quite clearly be an excellent role model for our pupils, staff and parents. He is wholly committed to ensuring a broad range of co-curricular opportunities whilst maintaining the highest possible standards of teaching and learning.