Mr Matthew Bryan

Life before Longacre

Here, there and everywhere! I started my career as a senior school Classicist, teaching Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation up to IB and A level at Hampton School and King’s, Wimbledon. I then discovered how amazing it is to work in Prep Schools and went out to Summer Fields, a boys’ boarding school in Oxford. From there I went to be Deputy Head (Academic) at Saint Ronan’s in Kent. I’ve been fortunate to experience everything from the ages of 2-19; single-sex and co-ed; day, boarding and ‘flexi’, traditional and progressive.

Roles at School

Professional teacher, learner, meeting-holder, story-teller, cheerleader, referee. It’s the best job I’ve ever had!

Away from the Classroom

Time with my family is hugely important, in particular taking our dogs Horace and Hero out over the Surrey Hills. I like to play the guitar; it helps to counterbalance the stress associated with supporting Tottenham Hotspur. When I have time to myself, I enjoy performing to a distinctly average standard at golf, cricket and cycling, along with aiming to break the four-hour barrier in a marathon (they tell me fifth time is a charm…).

Scholarship Assessment Day

Join us for our Fairfax Scholarship Assessment Day taking place on Wednesday 25th May for Year 4 and Year 5 entry in September 2022. Applicants will be assessed for academic, sport, music and drama scholarships.

To register your interest or for further information please contact the Registrar, Mrs Lynne Crisp on 01483 893225 or via email: