New Executive Principal appointed at East London’s Bobby Moore Academy

Thursday, May 17, 2018

East London's Bobby Moore Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, is delighted to announce the appointment of the school's new Executive Principal.

Dr. Lawrence Foley, who possesses excellent leadership and educational credentials, will oversee both the primary and secondary sites at the brand-new through school, situated in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Lawrence is currently Director of Education at Future Academies in London, where he has helped take a number of the academy chain’s schools to ‘outstanding’.

With extensive experience in teaching and leadership across several schools in London and abroad, Lawrence holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from University College London, and a PhD in English from Queen Mary University of London.

He is also a graduate of the prestigious Teach First programme and has spent time working in the international sector at one of the highest-performing schools in Asia.

Following his appointment, Lawrence said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as Executive Principal at Bobby Moore Academy. Having grown up in Stratford, the opportunity to lead the school is a source of both personal and professional pride.

“We are based in a fantastic location and host some outstanding school facilities. Our students will benefit from a wide range of incredible opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom, that inspire them to become their confident, academic best.

“I am very much looking forward to getting to know the students, their families and colleagues over the coming months.”

Wim Bushell, Chair of Governors at Bobby Moore Academy, said: “We are thrilled to have appointed Lawrence as Bobby Moore Academy’s new Executive Principal. It is clear that Lawrence has a real passion for education and a clear understanding of what makes a world-class education.

“Lawrence’s appointment follows the announcement of our new Head of Primary, Ms Rachel Mardenborough, earlier this month. We are looking forward to working with both Lawrence and Rachel as we embark on the next exciting stage in our school’s journey.”

Lawrence Foley will join Bobby Moore Academy as Executive Principal on 1st September 2018.


This is an exciting time for Bobby Moore Academy, as the school’s secondary site will open its doors for the very first time in September 2018. The primary school will also welcome its first Reception classes in September.

If you would like to find out more about life at Bobby Moore Academy, or would like to enquire about your child joining the school in September 2018 please contact 0203 146 8000 or email