The Directors


Paul Hawthorne

Principal & Managing Director

I joined the School full time in 1994, after a year in London working for Coopers and Lybrand at University. I started off teaching and doing the weekend activities, and gradually became more and more involved in the day to day management of the school and marketing abroad.

Now, I am responsible for the overall management and direction of the school. I also travel around the world representing the school and meeting with agents, teachers and schools who send us students. My father, Brian, passed on the role of Principal to me in 2012 during the school's 40th anniversary celebrations.

Hobbies & interests: I used to run regularly, but as of 2010 I started surfing, which I love, and will be doing as much as possible whenever I het a chance. We have such beautiful beaches to surf on here!

Favourite Place in Devon: Dartmoor National Park - north Dartmoor in particular, a true wilderness.

Favourite Place in Cornwall: the Land's End Peninsula, in particular St. Ives and Gwithian.