Lockers Park Welcomes New Headmaster

Living Magazines Mr Gavin Taylor Lockers Park Headmaster

Lockers Park (Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead) is delighted to announce that the school’s Deputy Head, Mr Gavin Taylor, has been promoted to Headmaster and will take over the helm from September 2021.

Lockers Park is a leading boys’ school with a Pre-Prep for ages 4-7 and Prep School for ages 7-13. The school holds an excellent academic reputation, priding itself on preparing pupils for the country’s top public and independent senior schools.

As the current Deputy Head, Mr Taylor brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, having been an invaluable asset to the staff team since joining Lockers Park in 2007. In his 13 years at the school, Mr Taylor has immersed himself in a range of roles spanning Form Teacher, Head of Sport and Head of Boarding through to Head of Pastoral and Deputy Head, the latter a role he has held for the last six years.

Prospective families will have the opportunity to meet Mr Taylor at the school’s next Open Morning, which is taking place on Saturday 8 May. Both virtual and on-site tours are available and attendees are requested to book their space at

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Taylor says: ‘It is a privilege to be part of such a vibrant and supportive school community. Lockers Park is a purposefully small school. With just 165 pupils, our boys enjoy highly individualised learning to achieve excellent academic results. And as a small school, we promote a real energy for life, where every boy has the chance to try everything there is on offer.’

Mr Taylor is a keen sportsman and enjoys playing cricket, rugby and golf, family walks and cooking in the great outdoors. He will take up residence in the school grounds with his wife Nichola, two daughters, Sookie and Fleur, and their golden Labrador, Honey.