Dr Martin Boulton is the High Master at The Manchester Grammar School, which was founded in 1515 with the express aim of educating ‘the poor boys of Manchester in godliness and good learning’. Five hundred years later the School is considered to be one of the Country’s leading academic schools and still has social mobility as one of its key driving principles. At present the School has around two hundred full fee bursary places, and has the aim eventually to become completely needs blind. Dr Boulton is the chairman of LIDS, an HMC grouping of the leading academic day schools in the UK. Prior to taking up the post at MGS Dr. Boulton was the Under Master at Westminster School in London. He trained initially as an engineer and prior to joining the teaching profession he worked for De Beers and then Arthur Andersen.