The Reverend Charles Vincent Dolbe, M.A., LL.B - Headmaster 1867 - .

Became Headmaster at age 32. Salary £100 per year. At one prize day he explained his philosophy of education.

“Hardworkers and those possessed of ability were sure to get to the top. It was a nice thing to receive a prize, but much better to earn one. What was Euclid’s definition of a straight line? That which lies evenly between its points. Take that definition and apply it. Have in view as the extreme point some worthy object, something worth looking for. Then having once made your determination, make all things like evenly towards it. Don’t allow the littleness of life to turn you from your purpose.”