Head of College, Dulwich College (Singapore)

Nick Magnus was educated at St Boniface College in Devon before graduating from St Mary’s University College, with a BA QTS (Hons) in teaching and medieval history. Nick taught in schools in Bristol and London before moving to Kenya in 1998. There he was Deputy and then Head of the largest British International School in East Africa. During his tenure as Head, Nick oversaw a significant growth in the school’s enrolment and guided them into membership of the Independent Association of Preparatory schools (IAPS). In his five years as Headmaster of the school, he also chaired the British Curriculum Schools of Kenya (BCSK) Association.

Nick moved to China in 2007 as the Founding Head of Dulwich College Suzhou. In his five years as the Headmaster of the College, Nick oversaw a number of ambitious building projects including a new Infant and a new Senior School. At the same time, the College became a member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) and was fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Outside of the College, Nick served on the Executive Committee of FOBISIA where he was responsible for Membership and Standards. He was recognized for his contribution to education in China by being awarded an Honouree Friend of Suzhou in 2009 and an Honouree Friend of Jiangsu Province in 2010 by the respective government agencies. In 2011, he was awarded the title of top 10 educator in Suzhou; at the time the first non-Chinese citizen to be granted such an honour.

Nick moved to Singapore in 2012 as the Founding Head of Dulwich College (Singapore). He has served on the Membership Committee of the Singapore British Chamber of Commerce and has been reelected back on to the Executive Committee of FOBISIA. Nick has been married to Sonia, a fellow teacher for 24 years and they have 2 children who both attend the College in Singapore. In his spare time, Nick likes to play golf, watch cricket, read historical non-fiction, cook and follow the all too predictable fortunes of his beloved Plymouth Argyle Football Club