Edward Oatley

4th April 19

Edward was educated at Aldenham School and became Assistant Head of Winchester House Prep School in 1968 where he gained his teaching qualification through the IAPS.  He became Head of Sevenoaks Prep in 1977 and founded Sackville School, Hildenborough in 1987.  Edward and his wife Janet retired from Sevenoaks Prep in 2005 and he has been on the board of Governors since  2006. He was a member of Seal Parish Council for over 20 years.  He was awarded the MBE in 2006 for services to education and to the community in Kent and the Sevenoaks District Council Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘Making It Happen In the Voluntary Community 2017’.  Edward has also been Chairman of Governors of Steephill School, Fawkham since 1989, and is Chairman of Sevenoaks Sports Council and Vice Chairman of the Sevenoaks Three Arts Festival.  He has been a Governor at St John’s Primary School since 2005 and St Nicholas House Prep School, North Walsham, since 2017.   He is a member of Sevenoaks Amherst Rotary Club.  Edward has been on many charity cycle rides throughout the world raising a considerable amount of money for national and local charities and is a Watford FC season ticket holder.