Michael Roulston


Educated at Madeley College and Ulster University, Michael was Headmaster of Dulwich Prep London for ten years, from 2009 to 2019, a time of substantial expansion and outstanding achievement for the school. He previously served as Headmaster of Cranleigh Prep School in Surrey for eight years, overseeing a significant increase in scholarships and pupil numbers. Michael’s first Headship was at The Model School, Derry-Londonderry, which he established as an informally religiously ‘integrated’ school and as a result, was awarded the prestigious BP Gulbenkian Citizenship Award for Northern Ireland. From The Model School, Michael moved to The British School in Tokyo, where he was Principal, and was awarded the MBE in 2000 for his work in Japan.

Michael has pioneered a personalised approach to the 360 appraisal of independent and international school leaders, while recent work for Consilium Education includes a feasibility study visit to Latvia for a new project in Riga and leading our team preparing a detailed feasibility study for a new international school in Tokyo.

Specialist advisory areas

  • Leadership mentoring and appraisal
  • UK Private sector
  • Preparatory and pre-preparatory education
  • Independent and international school expansion projects
  • Leadership
  • School restructuring
  • School start-up support
  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning