Mr Tom Ayling

Tom is responsible for Park, Gardens and Roads for Christ’s Hospital and has been a Governor since 2007.   He lives in Abingdon with his wife, they have three grown daughters.  He was brought up on the Isle of Wight and travelled daily by ferry to Portsmouth Grammar School.  He studied Chemistry at Christ Church College, Oxford before becoming a trainee Patent Agent in London, but finding that it had little human interaction, he moved to teaching at Emanuel School in Battersea (a voluntary aided grammar school) and then to Abingdon School, initially as the Head of Chemistry and finally as Second Master.  He still retains his interest in Abingdon School as the Clerk to the Governors there.  He is also a Governor on the Board of Our Lady’s Abingdon.  His experience within his various roles and interests assist him in policy making and Park responsibilities. His other interests include all sport, music, architecture, theatre, film and travel.

Tom has served as Master since January 2018.