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About Us


In line with a popular belief, Cherryfield College is not all about academics. Students involve in extracurricular activities that refresh them and boost learning. As it has also been the culture of the school, our students participated in internal and external competitions, in which they were in no way relegated to the background. The internal competitions range from inter-house debating competitions, which develop students in the art of public speaking and critical thinking, to sports competitions while external competitions include Common Wealth Competition, Scripps Spelling Bee competition and a host of others. It will interest you to know that our students were at the top of such external competitions as they come home with one medal or the other.

Cherryfield College Abuja - Boarding School in Abuja

Brief History

In September 2004, the gate of this citadel of learning was flung open to 96 students drawn from different parts of the country. At the gate of the welcome team was the pioneer British Principal, Mr. Robert Parkin. The current Principal is Mr. Neil Howie. The college has witnessed astronomical growth in the student population and staff strength since its inception. Now the college has a population of 300 students. As usual, the student population’s growth necessitated an equivalent growth in the staff population. Today, the college has over 150 experienced and qualified staff. Out of this, 71 are teaching staff. The school has a Board of Directors and a Board of Governors: The Board of Directors comprises Hon. Lt. Col. Akor JAC (rtd), Engr. John Agbara, Mr. Abah Agbara, and Mr. Stanley Ajenu, whilst the Board of Governors includes Prof. P. B. Onaji, Prof. I.A.O. Ujah mni, Mr. Raphael Odoh, Mr. John-Mary Idoko, and Barr. B. M. O. Enejoh.

Management Structure

Board of Directors

Senior Leadership Team

Cherryfield College principal, Neil Howie

Mr Neil Howie


Cherryfield College Vice Principal (Academics) Mrs Temitope Akingbade

Mr Steve Ekins

Vice Principal (Academics)

Cherryfield College Vice Principal (Administration) Mrs Temitope Akingbade

Mrs Temitope Akingbade

Vice Principal (Administration)

A safe school is one where teaching and learning are not distracted; disruptions are minimized; violence, drugs, bullying and fear are not present; students are not discriminated against; expectations for behavior are clearly communicated; and consequences for infractions are consistently and fairly applied.

Addressing the conditions that impact students is in no way the sole responsibility of one entity. Nor could any single entity meet the expanding and deepening needs of our children. However, all institutions, organizations and individuals – governing boards, school staff, parents, students, community organizations, businesses, local, state and federal leaders, funders, public health, education, environment, juvenile justice, etc. – must accept a collective responsibility for the critical role they play in ensuring all students succeed.