Jonathan P Standen Biography

Jonathan (Jon) Standen joined Harrow Bangkok as Head Master in January 2019.  Prior to Harrow Bangkok, Jon was the Head Master of Plymouth College, an independent boarding school for 3-18 year olds, and before that of The Crypt, a state grammar school.  Whilst at Plymouth College, Jon was the Chairman of HMC’s South West division, HMC being the professional association of heads of the world’s leading independent schools.  Under his leadership The Crypt was recognised as an ‘Outstanding’ school by Ofsted, the national regulator for schools in England, and Jon was recognised as a National Leader of Education.  Jon is joined at Harrow Bangkok by his wife Suzie; Dottie their Labrador and Ozzie their cat.  They have three sons who are either at university or are finishing their sixth form studies in England.  Jon and Suzie love travelling, and amongst a wide range of interests enjoy sports, especially golf and football.  If you see Jon limping in his first months at Harrow Bangkok, it is because he is recovering from rupturing his Achilles tendon, after making the mistake of thinking he is still pretty useful at football…