Peter Winter Retires after 10 Years as Head 04 July 2012
Born and bred in Croydon, Peter attended Trinity School in Croydon as a scholarship boy. Prior to Latymer, Peter was Headmaster of King Edward’s School, Bath (1993-2002). Peter has an MA in French from Wadham College, Oxford and began his teaching career in 1973 (at Latymer!). He was Head of Modern Languages at Magdalen College School, Oxford (1979-86) and at Sevenoaks School (1986-93), where he became Housemaster of the International Centre.
During his time at Latymer Peter has overseen over £30 million worth of improvements to the School’s facilities with the complete refurbishment of the School’s sports facilities at Wood Lane, the addition to the new Arts Centre of a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre, and a dedicated Science and Library building. The academic performance of the West London School has also greatly improved with consistently outstanding GCSE and A Level results, and the school boasts one of the largest Sixth Forms in London (370 students) offering over 40 academic courses.
Peter has been instrumental in building on the philanthropic aims of Edward Latymer, who made provision in his will in 1624 for the education of “eight poore boyes of Hammersmith”, The highly successful Development Office he established has, to date, raised over £10 million, allowing the School to offer places to gifted local children whose families would otherwise not be able to find the fees. In September 2012, some 100 children in the School will be in receipt of means-tested scholarships, the majority being 100% awards. It is the School’s intention to increase that number in the coming years. The Good Schools Guide commented in 2011 "we approve - a serious, professional head with a job well done."
The School wishes Peter a happy and relaxing retirement and will be welcoming its new Head, David Goodhew, in September.