Fillingham is new head of Solihull School

  • 18th January 2023

Charles Fillingham

Solihull School has appointed Charles Fillingham as executive head, succeeding David EJJ Lloyd who stepped down after 12 years as headmaster of the independent co-educational day school, catering to pupils aged three to 18.

Since January 2016, Fillingham has been headmaster of Francis Holland School in Regent’s Park, London, an all-girls’ senior school.

During his career, Fillingham has worked in boys’, girls’ and co-educational schools including five years as director of studies and acting head of lower school at Archbishop Tenison’s CE High School in Croydon and eight years as the deputy headmaster at City of London School for Boys immediately before joining Francis Holland.

Fillingham is a modern linguist with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Bristol University. He holds two master’s degrees, one from Jesus College Oxford and one from King’s College London.

Fillingham said: “This is one of the great schools of England with a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence and a strong community.”

Fillingham is a cyclist who has run marathons in New York and London; he loosely supports Bristol City Football Club and occasionally plays hockey. He is a Freeman of the City of London. He and his wife, Clare, who works at Knowle Parish Church, have two children.

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