Antony Clark (2002-2008)

Clark_thumbAntony enjoyed a distinguished academic and educational career in South Africa, including headship of St. Andrew’s College, Grahamstown, one of the country’s leading schools, before coming to Gresham’s.

He is a history graduate of both Rhodes and Cambridge Universities. Having played and coached rugby and cricket as a student, Antony was sometimes seen gracing our own fields in hot pursuit of the odd sphere.

One of Antony’s most important tasks was to lead the School through the 450th anniversary celebrations in 2005, including a service of thanksgiving at Norwich Cathedral attended by the Duke of Edinburgh. In fact, Antony’s time at Gresham’s has been marked by celebrations of important anniversaries and milestones, not least the 100th anniversary of the refounding of the School, the Auden centenary festival, and 100 years of the Open-Air Theatre.

More recently, Gresham’s became the first Norfolk school to offer the International Baccalaureate qualification, and the Gresham’s Foundation was established to support the continuing development of the School community and its facilities. Antony left to take up the post of headmaster of Malvern College in September2008 when the School welcomed Philip John fresh from his Isle of Man school to begin another chapter in the history of headmasters at Gresham’s.