From its humble beginnings in small house in Hampstead, Mr Taylor was able to take the dream of founders Rosemary Rappaport and Irene Forester and make them a reality. In the 13 years he served as Headmaster, he took the school from 16 pupils to 130 and to a new campus in Harrow-on-the-hill.
Many former pupils have shared their memories of the Headmaster, recounting their love of his ethics lessons and the fun they had playing ‘me vs thee’ a general knowledge quiz of the Headmasters own creation.
Mr Taylor also worked hard to create financial help and political support for talented young musicians. He was determined that pupils had a sound general education as well as outstanding musical education and that financial issues should not be a barrier. The whole school community extends their condolences to Richards’s widow Mrs Rosemary Taylor.