James and his family

James Peppiatt, Houseparent

Before joining Stowe, James taught at Ibstock Place School in London for five years and before that practised as a solicitor in the City of London. He attended Edinburgh University, where he read English Literature. James began his career at Stowe in September 2009 and he was Head of English and Faculty Chair from 2010 until 2012. He was Head of Boarding and Deputy Head Pastoral from 2017 – 2019, and was the Houseparent of Cobham House from 2012 – 2018. James is involved with cricket coaching, fly-fishing and golf, and was also a Lieutenant in the CCF for several years. His interests include running, fly-fishing, cricket, tennis, skiing, theatre and following the fortunes of Northampton Rugby Club. James has a PGCE in English, a Diploma in Law and has completed an MEd in Educational Leadership. He has been involved in many areas of School life including being Chair of the Law Society and Co-ordinator of the Junior Social Committee. He is married to Jo and they have three children, Barnaby, Olivia and Flora, all of whom are or have been at Stowe. When time allows, he and Jo are actively involved with his local church and he enjoys preaching at Prep Schools.

What's in a name?

Sir Nicholas George Winton MBE (born Wertheim; 19 May 1909 - 1 July 2015) was a British humanitarian who organised the rescue of 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport. Winton found homes for the children and arranged for their safe passage to Britain.The world found out about his work over 40 years later, in 1988. The British press dubbed him the "British Schindler".