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headmaster

a male principal of a school
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Dr Fraser left the headmastership of Maitland High School in 1864 and opened his own high school in the specially-built 'Sauchie Castle' or Sauchie House in Church Street, West Maitland.
The reunion was a chance to reminisce about their school days, when Cardiff High was under the headmastership of George Diamond.
That Udall's compiled notes did not just serve as a mine of information but were also transferred to his original compositions is clearly demonstrated by the printed annotations in Udall's own elementary phrasebook, the Floures for Latine Spekynge (London: Thomas Berthelet, 1534), first published when, having left Oxford, Udall was promoted to the headmastership of Eton College in 1534.
Back in England, he was a star pupil at Rugby during the headmastership of Dr.
Martin Irving, professor of classics from 1855 to 1871, had resigned from the university to take up the headmastership of Wesley College.
With the increase in youngsters after the First World War, larger schools were needed and in 1921 Narrow Lane School was opened under the headmastership of rugby and cricket lover Oliver Eades, a respectable gent who usually attended in grey suit and bowler hat.