The Founders





Brian Hawthorne

Brian Hawthorne set up the Devon School of English in 1972 and worked as the school's Principal and driving force for 40 years until making way for his son, Paul, in 2012. His wife, Joan Hawthorne, was the Administrative Head & Director, while their three sons, Paul, Bret & Chris, all work as school directors. Paul Hawthorne as Principal and Managing Director, Bret Hawthorne as Financial & Academic Director and Chris Hawthorne as Director. Brian's daughter, Nicola, teaches on the school's Music & English course in August.