Lorrian Holder

Deputy Headmaster, Bablake Junior School (Panel Group 5)

Lorrian Holder has held educational positions in South Africa, Dubai and the UK. Currently he is the Deputy Headmaster at BKHS Bablake Preparatory School IAPS (Co-educational 3 – 11).

In 2018, Lorrian spearheaded his school to take part in a programme which focussed on the health and wellbeing of the staff.  A year later the programme was shortlisted in the category of ‘Wellbeing Initiative of the Year’ by the Times Educational Supplement (TES) Independent School Awards.

He acted as Interim Headmaster for the school during their school merger with BKHS King Henry VIII and at the same time completed an MSc in Educational Leadership and Management through the University of Buckingham. In his current role, Lorrian oversees the pastoral care and is one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads and Educational Visits Coordinator. He teaches Mathematics and Science to Year 6 pupils.

Previously he was appointed as a Primary Senior Leader at GEMS Wellington International School in Dubai (Co-educational 2200 pupils 3 – 18) where he was responsible for the academic and pastoral development of Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils. He led Science across the Primary Phase and managed the Islamic and Physical Education Departments. Prior to moving to Dubai he was the Head of Middle School at Edge Grove School in Hertfordshire IAPS (Co-educational 3 – 13) where he taught Science to Years 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Throughout Lorrian’s career he has been an active sportsman and coach, focusing mainly on rugby, cricket and hockey. He played cricket at a very high level and has assisted in the organisation of both national and international cricket tours. Skiing and snowboarding is one of his passions and each year he arranges a Bablake Junior School ski trip to Norway.

Originally from South Africa, he completed a Bachelor of Education degree and began his career as a Science, Geography and Design Technology teacher in Johannesburg, Gauteng.