Ben Ward-Smith, Principal -  Lytton Street School, Feilding

Ben is Principal of Lytton Street School in Feilding.  He has been in this position since May 2014.  Previous to this Ben was Principal of South Makirikiri School, situated 10 kilometres outside of Marton township.


Lytton Street School has a role of over 550 students aged 5 to 11 years old. The school operates 20 classrooms with our junior rooms focusing heavily on the Walker Learning philosophy.


Ben was Deputy Principal at Milson School: 2005-2008.

Syndicate Leader, ICT Director, Director of Sport and a classroom teacher at Blockhouse Bay School: 1999-2005.


Ben studied at Massey University and Waikato University undertaking papers in Political Science, Law, Education, Anthropology, Social Work and History.


Ben has two children, Blake (aged 14) and Grace (aged 12).