Housemaster of Day House Appointed

Nigel Breakwell will be the inaugural Housemaster of Uppingham’s first Day House, assuming the role from September 2024.

Nigel is already well-known to Uppingham as a Business Studies teacher and tutor, as well as having supported his wife Christina in New House, one of our girls’ boarding houses, for many years.

Nigel’s journey to education was preceded by a successful tenure in sales and management, culminating in his role as Managing Director of a food importation and exportation company in 2002. In 2006, he returned to education to obtain his degree in Sports and Exercise Science at Loughborough University alongside a teaching qualification, having discovered a passion for training and education earlier in his professional career.

Throughout his teaching career, Nigel has assumed various leadership positions in secondary academies, including Head of House, Head of Year, and most recently, Assistant Principal. His expertise in school leadership, gleaned from his extensive experience within School Extended Leadership Teams, has been insightful when supporting his wife in her role as Housemistress of New House.

Outside the classroom, Nigel is a passionate sportsman, with his interests including squash, golf, rugby, swimming and Thai boxing. Nigel and his wife share a love of travel, and recently took a road trip through France, Italy and Greece, with Nigel making an effort to learn Greek in order to more easily communicate with Christina’s family. During time away from School, they also enjoy the cinema, dining out and going for long dog walks in the countryside.

Nigel’s professional and teaching backgrounds, as well as his impressive knowledge of day school life, boarding, and Uppingham itself, will allow him to fully support day pupils in Uppingham’s first day house.

To find out more about our Day House, visit the House page here. Nigel will also be present at our upcoming Discovery Mornings, where families can learn more about the House and the day pupil experience at Uppingham. To sign up, please click here.

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