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Head Boy Feature: Oliver James

24th May 2024

Introduce yourself - who you are, where you live and where you were born

My name is Ollie but I am widely known as Barry throughout the school. I live in Compton near Guildford, and I was born at Kingston Hospital.

What qualities do you think a Head Pupil should have and what do you have to offer as Head Boy?

I think a Head Boy should be someone that people look up to as a role model.  I believe that I have lots to offer as I like to get very hands on with every project I am given.

Summarise yourself as Head Boy in 3 words

Fun, enthusiastic, passionate.

How long have you been a pupil at King Edward's Witley?

I have been at King Edward’s Witley since 2nd Form so 5 years with one year in QMH and four in Edward House.

What's your favourite thing about studying at King Edward's Witley?

That in Sixth Form you have more free study time in which you can get the freedom to work in your own way.

What's your favourite memory from your time here at King Edward's Witley?

One of my favourite moments was when I was in 3rd Form and for House Music, Edward House danced to single ladies in Beyoncé masks with Mr Tobias.

What are your hobbies?

I am a big fan of rugby and drama lighting for productions.

What do you want to be when you leave King Edward's Witley?

I would like to be a politician in the House of Commons.

What is your favourite film/book/song?

My favourite song is: Things can only get better by D:Ream.

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