Mr d’Arcy read Chemistry at St Peter’s College, Oxford before beginning his career as a management consultant at Accenture, developing and testing software for multinational digital television companies. The call of teaching proved to be too strong and in 2002 he joined Whitgift School as a Mathematics teacher. He held a number of roles during his time at the school, including second-in-charge of the Mathematics department, Head of First Form (Years 6 and 7) and Housemaster. From there he joined Ipswich School in April 2012 as Head of Sixth Form and also became a member of the Senior Management Team.
The co-curricular element of school life is of particular interest to Mr d’Arcy, having coached many rugby and hockey teams as well as assisting with football. Championing the creative and performing arts also continues to be of the highest importance to Mr d’Arcy.
In the words of Mr d’Arcy, “St Bede’s College is an outstanding school, steeped in a rich and vibrant history and located in the heart of Manchester. It is both a happy and dynamic community and I am thrilled to be joining a school with so many exciting plans for its future.”
“What makes St Bede’s such an impressive school is not only its wonderful staff, pupils and parents but also the myriad of opportunities available to its young people. The College’s strong and proactive pastoral support lies at the very heart of the community and is supported by the College’s proud, compassionate Catholic ethos.”