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Matt Kiely appointed Head of Boarding

Matt Kiely appointed Head of Boarding

Sexey’s School today announces that it has appointed Mr Matt Kiely as Head of Boarding to oversee operations across its three boarding houses, starting this term. His is a residential, non-teaching role, with a full-time focus on Sexey’s boarding provision to its 200+ boarders.

Mr Kiely joins Sexey’s from Reddam House in Reading, Berkshire, where he was Housemaster and Teacher of PE and Geography. He has previously held roles as Head of Boarding at Walden School in Essex and Alexanders College in Suffolk, where he led boarding through a successful renaissance and inspection.

A graduate of both Loughborough and Durham Universities, Mr Kiely has also taught in South Africa and played representative rugby and basketball.

Commenting on his appointment, Mrs Gill Kelly, Interim Headteacher at Sexey’s School said, “As one of the largest state boarding schools in the country, we take very seriously our responsibility of care towards our boarders. I’m therefore absolutely delighted to be welcoming a Head of Boarding of Matt’s calibre and experience to our community and look forward to working with him alongside other members of our Senior Leadership Team to continue to advance our boarding provision.”

Matt Kiely added, “Sexey’s School has an exceptional boarding heritage and I relish the prospect of taking it forward, while maintaining its fantastic culture and unique personality. I look forward very much to getting to know the students and their parents in the coming weeks.”

Sexey’s also welcomes Mrs Emma Radford-James as its new Head of Science this term, who joins Sexey’s from Rednock School, Dursley, Gloucestershire, where she also held a Head of Science position.

For more information on state boarding, please see the State Boarding Forum website,