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Philip Britton

Headmaster
Bolton School (Confirmed)

Philip Britton is Headmaster of Bolton School Boys’ Division. He was brought up on Tyneside, took a first in physics at Oxford and won the Charles Fox prize whilst teacher training at Cambridge. He worked as physics teacher, Head of Physics and Deputy Head at Leeds Grammar School before moving to Bolton in 2008. In 2010 he was awarded an MBE for services to physics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics where he has been much involved in physics education, encouraging teachers to encourage the next generation of physicists. He is a trustee of the IDPE, promoting his strong interest in bursaries and social mobility.  His interests include blending e-learning with teaching in a traditional context, partnerships and community engagement and the particular challenges of teaching boys.

  • How can the independent schools work effectively with the state sector in order to improve access for lower income families?
  • What are the implications and results of co-funded schemes for independent schools who have participated in them?
  • How can independent schools continue to deliver an exceptional yet cost-effective service in light of reduced income?