With 16 years at Bilton Grange, latterly as Head of Design Technology (DT) and Head of Upper School, Mr Tovey is our Assistant Head (Boarding), caring for our Boarding community.

Born and brought up in a boarding preparatory school in Bristol, where his father was the Headmaster for 40 years, you could say that boarding is in Mr Tovey’s blood! A boarder himself from an early age, he fully understands the emotions that our young boarders face as they enter a new environment.

Mr Tovey is joined by his wife Clare, who supports him behind the scenes as she has her own full time career, and his 3 children Xander, Lyra and Sennen ; all attend Bilton Grange and the Montessori nursery.

Working with Mr Tovey are Mandy Wilkin and Sue Howkins, our residential House Mothers, as well as the wider boarding matronal and tutor support network.

With 3 children, Mr Tovey doesn’t have much spare time but in the holidays he and his family love to spend time at their house in Devon. He is also a keen surfer and enjoys skiing.