Mr D R Armitage | Housemaster B1Housemasters and Housemistresses
David came to Marlborough College to teach Chemistry in September 2010. He was formerly Head of Chemistry at Glenalmond College, Perthshire, where he was heavily involved in the co-curricular life of the school and an Assistant Housemaster. He has also taught at the City of London School for Boys, Sevenoaks, and Wellington School, Somerset.
David has a degree in Applied and Analytical Chemistry from Staffordshire University and, after a brief stint in industry, completed his PGCE at Cambridge University. His MA in Science Education is from the Institute of Education and he is currently a supervisor on the Boarding Schools Association’s Certificate of Professional Practice course. He has been the Resident Tutor in B1 since September 2014.
David was heavily involved with the International Baccalaureate at Marlborough, and coordinated the CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) programme. This included leading trips to the South African wilderness, school exchange programmes with Waterford Kamhlaba, Swaziland and Bishop Cotton School, India, and a number of ‘Town and Gown’ charity events.
On the co-curricular side, he has coached Yearlings Rugby, Open Girls’ Netball and is a member of the College’s CCF.
A Yorkshireman, David enjoys running, cycling, climbing mountains and golf. He is also a rather unsuccessful fly fisherman.
He is married to Sarah, who works as an assistant in the Learning Support Department, having worked in PR in London for 13 years. They have two young children, Ben and Rosie.