All the Headmasters, from Reverend E. G. Hawkins through to Mr J. S. Morris, have influenced the development and direction of the School, both academically and culturally.

Despite the many social and economic upheavals over the years, including two World Wars, each Headmaster has guided the School and its pupils forward in their own unique way. However, without doubt it was C. J. Blackburn who was the founding father of the School. In 1899, at the foundation of the School, he was a master and finally, for some 33 years, the Headmaster.