Mr George Hartley


Currently holding the position of Headmaster at The King’s School Chester, George’s previous positions include Principal of Elizabeth College Guernsey, Headmaster of Sixth Form at Berkhamsted School Hertfordshire, and Teacher at Highgate School London and Eton College.

George was educated at Cranbrook School Kent and St Catharine’s College Cambridge, where he read Geography. He subsequently completed an MSc in Environmental Science at Imperial College London. George currently Chairs the HMC Membership Committee and has carried out many HMC accreditation visits at schools across the UK. He is also a governor of Rudd Heath Academy in Northwich and a trustee of the ‘Platform for Life’ charity in Chester which provides mental health counselling for families of low income.

Making full use of his extensive educational knowledge and background, George joins the Board of Governors and sits as a member on the Education & Safeguarding Committee.

Born in Preston, George is now married with two children. A long-suffering fan of Preston North End FC (with visions of the Premier League!), George’s other interests include rugby, cricket, mountaineering, poetry, singing, cooking and wine.