The Spotlight shines on Damian Blewitt, our croquet playing Head of Mathematics.

Damian completed his education at Bristol University followed by the Institute of Education in London and then at Oxford University. He has taught in a variety of schools including a two-year stint in South Africa before becoming Head of Maths at Stowe School and then Director of Studies at Ryde School. He loves all sports except cricket and is particularly fond of croquet and squash. He is married with two children and two cats and with a growing fondness for classical music, he could now not be any more middle aged.

How long have you worked at Warminster?

4 years.

Describe a typical Warminster day for you?

Maths, Maths and more Maths with a sprinkling of croquet. It couldn’t get any better.

What do you think makes Warminster a special place to live and learn?

Great relationships between the pupils and the staff make Warminster what it is.

What other Warminster role would you like to try for a day and why?

Chemistry teacher – we all need a few explosions in our life.

What would surprise us about you?

I can complete a Rubik’s cube in under 30 seconds.

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

Magician until I realised that there was no such thing as real magic.

What did your school reports say about you?

Most likely to be a cabaret singer in Vegas.

Your note/advice to teenage self?

Cherish every moment with your hair.

Your mantra/motto or favourite quote?

Practice, practice, practice.

Any hidden ambitions still to achieve?

Possibly a little late in the day but a call up to the England Rugby team?

A favourite possession you would save from a fire?

One of our cats – the one that doesn’t bite and scratch me at every available opportunity.

Biggest bugbear?

Chewing gum.

Favourite musician/group?

Massive Attack.

Guilty pleasure?

Not a guilty one at all but thrashing Mr Jacob at bridge is a daily pleasure.

What is your MasterChef signature dish?

Mince pies and Yorkshire puddings.

Favourite TV programme/boxset?


Last book you read?

Rereading The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster.

Last movie watched?


Which actor would play you in a movie about your life?

Bruce Willis.

Favourite tipple?

During the summer – white wine, during the winter – red wine.

Favorite place/city in the world and why?

Havana, Cuba. Vibrant yet relaxed. So different to anywhere else I have been to.

Did you spot Mr Blewitt in our Speech Day Reel?