Headmaster, Martin Reader, was educated at University College, Oxford, where he was an Exhibitioner in English and English Literature. He continued at Oxford reading for an MPhil in English Studies (1100-1500). Whilst at Oxford, he played for the university at rugby and was on the bench at the Varsity Match. He also has an MBA in School Leadership International from Hull University. Passionate about boarding, he served as Chair of the Boarding Schools’ Association in 2018, and Vice Chair in 2017 and 2019.
Mr Reader began his teaching career at St Edward’s Oxford, before moving to Oundle School and then to Reigate Grammar School where he was Senior Deputy Head. Prior to moving to Cranleigh, he was Headmaster of Wellington School, Somerset for eight years.
Mr Reader is married to Amanda and they have two children who were both educated at Cranleigh. He remains a sports fan and is also a trustee of Hawk and Owl Trust and the Boarding Schools Association Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Institute of Boarding.