Mr Andrew Marshall-Taylor
In Gownboys we set out to foster a strong sense of family where the emphasis is on everyone to be kind, to be encouraging and to be their best.
I encourage all boys to take advantage of the amazing opportunities that are available to you here. In the spirit of our School values: treat yourself and others with kindness, take responsibility for your learning and what you want to achieve, persevere through the challenges that will come your way, have moral courage to forge the right path, and be open-minded as you encounter new people and embrace the new activities and ways of doing things. And, most important of all, have fun along the way!
Many Gownboys over the years have gone on to make a significant impact on society, whether it has been in politics, the arts, the church, science or social responsibility. In Gownboys, our team wants to see all the boys make the most of the fantastic opportunities available to them, find out what they love, and what they are wired to do, so that they can make a positive difference in, and to, the world around them.
Andrew joined Gownboys as Acting Head of House in January 2019 and is now permanently in post. He is also a member of the Modern Languages department where he teaches French and German.
Mr Andrew Marshall-Taylor, MA
Andrew gained his MA in French and German at Edinburgh University before completing his PGCE in Modern Languages at Cambridge. He has taught for over 20 years in both senior and prep schools. He started his career at Rugby School before moving to The Royal Grammar School in Guildford. At both he was Master in charge of hockey. He was also involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, together with pupil leadership and mentoring training. He then spent twelve years at Twickenham Prep School and Monkton Prep School, as Deputy Head and as Headmaster respectively. He is a qualified executive coach, and enjoys playing the guitar, good coffee and being outdoors, with particular interests in swimming (open water when possible!) and mountain biking.