John Guntrip

John Guntrip

John Guntrip profile

John Guntrip

Deputy Head


BSc (Bristol), Phd (Reading)

What is your role at Culford?

Deputy Head and a member of the biology department. 

What did you do before you came to Culford?

Assistant Director of Studies and Head of Department at Taunton School in Somerset.

What is your favourite piece of music, novel or artist?

I love all solo piano music, especially by Chopin, Bach, Rachmaninoff. But I like all music – except perhaps country music! I read loads of books, from bestsellers to serious evolutionary works (being a biologist). 

What is the best thing about working at Culford?

Beautiful surroundings, facilities and the fact that everyone – teachers and pupils – know and support each other so well.

What are your interests outside School?

Piano, tennis, gym and fitness (but I do eat a lot!), reading, walking with our spaniel Oscar, travel and, of course, keeping up with my children who are both pupils at Culford.