Jarrett House is named after Bredon School’s Co-founder, Hugh Jarrett, who, along with Lt-Col Sharp, established Bredon School as a boys boarding school in 1962. Mr Jarrett was Headmaster of Cotsbrook Hall Preparatory School in Shropshire when he spotted a niche in the market – there was very little provision for boys who had failed the Common Entrance exam. Jarrett was determined to fill this gap and in early 1962, he finally persuaded the Sharp family to establish Bredon School with him.
Housemaster: Mr Cradock
Mr Cradock joins us after spending the last three years working internationally in both China and the UAE as Head of the Humanities Faculty and teaching Geography. During this time he spent two years as a Boarding House Master. Prior to his time overseas, he was Head of Geography at a large HMC school in Gloucestershire. Mr Cradock is keen on the extra-curricular opportunities that schools can provide and following on from being head of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) when he was at school in Scotland, he has been an adult volunteer in the CCF as a Lieutenant. More recently he has set up and run the Model United Nations (MUN) activity.
A keen sportsman from a young age, Mr Cradock gained international rugby honours as a schoolboy for Scotland, going on to play 1st Rugby and Lacrosse at Newcastle University. He has recently completed a number of Triathlons as well as running the London Marathon in 2015. Mr Cradock still likes to keep fit and healthy and is a keen cyclist, runner and outdoor swimmer. He is also qualified as a touch rugby referee. He is a lover of the outdoors having run DofE, World Challenge and outward bound camping at various schools. When Mr Cradock isn’t outside, he loves spending time with his wife and two young daughters, messing around with their ponies and two dogs – Obi the well behaved Labrador and Scrumpy the slightly feral terrier!