Barnaby Lenon was educated at Eltham College and Oxford University. He taught at Eton for 12 years, was deputy head of Highgate School, head master of Trinity School Croydon and head of Harrow (12 years). He has been a governor of twenty-two schools. He is chairman of governors of the London Academy of Excellence, a state school which opened in 2012 in Newham, east London.
He is chairman of the Independent Schools’ Council, a trustee of the Yellow Submarine charity, a director of the New Schools Network and a member of the Advisory Council of Parents and Teachers for Excellence.
He has recently published two books, Much Promise: successful schools in England and Other People’s Children: what happens to the academically least successful 50%?