Girls Blazer Badge Boys Blazer Badge

Mr Fanner Appointed Head - 1960

Extract from the Sussex Express & County Herald

Master from Harrow to be headmaster at Lewes

Mr Fanner - 1960 NEW Headmaster of Lewes County Grammar School for Boys is to be Mr J. L. Fanner, who is at present an assistant master at Harrow School. He succeeds Mr N. R. J. Bradshaw, who retires on August 31, and will take up his duties in September. Mr Fanner, who is 38, is married with two daughters. He received his early education at Whitgift School, Croyden, and won an open scholarship to Brasenose College, Oxford, where he gained first class honours in physics. During the war he was commissioned in the RAF and served in Fighter Command and West Africa Command. Returning to civilian life, he became an assistant master at Shrewsbury School in 1947, and remained there until 1952 , when he moved to Harrow.

Through the "Express-Herald," Mr Fanner sends this personal message to parents whose sons are at the Lewes County Grammar School: "I am greatly honoured to have been appointed headmaster of Lewes County Grammar School, which in the short space of 30 years has achieved such a distinguished position in the fields of scholarship and sport. You may be sure that I shall devote myself to wholeheartedly to serving the interests of the school and every one of its pupils."

Mr Fanner told the "Express-Herald" : "Everyone in Lewes with whom I have come into contact has extended a most friendly welcome to us and my wife and I look forward eagerly to settling down among you."