Richard Bool studied Geography at the University of Exeter then spent two years at the College of Law, Guildford. He worked for 5 years as a solicitor for city law firms and spent a year of that in Brussels, 6 months of which was on an internship at the European Commission.
After taking his PGCE, he spent 10 years at Sherborne School, Dorset, where he taught Geography, Law and Politics and was a Housemaster for the last 5 years. He then went on to be Deputy Head at Ardingly School, where he also taught Geography, Economics and the IB Theory of Knowledge. He has been Headmaster of Lingfield Notre Dame since September 2011.