By John Miles (Chairman of the North-west Middlesex Divisional Executive Committee) 

YOUR Editor has asked me to write a note about the Headmaster.  As I have known him for nearly twenty one years, I am very pleased to have this opportunity of telling you something about him.

Mr. Watson was educated at Westcliff High School and King's College, London, where he took a First in German. After teaching at Saltley Grammar School, Birmingham for three years, he moved to Bishopshalt; he remained a member of my staff for twelve years. During a part of that time he saw active service with the Intelligence Core in Normandy and Germany.

In 1947 he was appointed Senior German Master at St. Clement Danes School, an old London foundation, where he taught until his appointment as Headmaster of St. Nicholas School in 1955.

While he was at Bishopshalt and St. Clement Danes, he had charge of the School Orchestra, a post for which he was particularly well qualified since he is a violinist of some distinction and a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music.

Much of his spare time is devoted to playing or to listening to music, though as a family man he has those calls upon his leisure which are inevitable for the gardener, house-owner, and the father of two fine sons. I am in a position to speak about his family life because I have known Mrs. Watson for seventeen years, from the time that she was appointed to Bishopshalt School as Mistress in charge of Physical Education for the girls.

Having known Mr. Watson as a colleague and as a friend for so long, I am convinced that St. Nicholas will flourish under his wise direction.

JOHN MILES (Chairman of the North-west Middlesex Divisional Executive Committee)

Summer 1956 School Magazine


Colours and Other Awards (1968-69)


Rugby Reports (1970-71)




50th Anniversary Lunch (2005)


A Walk by the Seashore (1967)


Artwork 12 (Lucky Dip - I don't know what it is)