Kieran McLaughlin


Kieran McLaughlin

Mr Kieran McLaughlin is Durham School’s 53rd headmaster and joined the School in September 2014. He is married with three young sons, all of whom attend the School.

Mr McLaughlin was born and raised in Liverpool and studied at St Edward's College, a selective boys' school in the city before reading Natural Sciences at Jesus College, Cambridge, eventually specialising in Physics and Theoretical Physics.

Following his PGCE, he taught in London at a number of academic schools before becoming Head of Physics at City of London Girls' School. He then moved to Sevenoaks School as their Head of Science and Technology, where he spent four years.

Prior to joining Durham, Mr McLaughlin was academic deputy head at the world-famous Rugby School for five years. His wealth of experience means he has a clear understanding and knowledge of the important role that top UK boarding schools play in educating the next generation, and the inherent importance of traditions and history.

During his career, Mr McLaughlin has been involved with a number of national curriculum initiatives, as well as delivering INSET on behalf of HMC and the National College of School Leadership.

In the past, he was the bass player in an obscure Liverpudlian rock band, as well as pursuing the ancient martial art of Ju-Jitsu to black belt level. His current interests include the arts, travel and family life.