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Changes at the top at Shipston High School and King's High

Wellesbourne Airfield
Wellesbourne Airfield

The new head has ambitious plans to build excellence across all subject areas while a key aim is to build closer links between the school and Shipston.

Mr Saunders said: “It is my ambition to make the school a real centre of excellence and to help students excel across all subjects. It’s also important that we develop them as people and build up build up their sense of citizenship.

“One of my key focusses as the new headteacher is to continue to serve the town, I want to build greater links with Shipston and for the town to see it as their school. My aim is to make sure every pupil who leaves here can become successful and can confidently go into the future they desire.”

The new language and maths building has been built over the past year and planned for a lot longer with teachers and students paying close attention whilst the project has taken shape.

It features six new classrooms, a language lab and an atrium containing ICT facilities.

Mr Saunders said: “It’s a great time for the school at the moment and this new facility will offer pupils the learning environment they deserve. They’ve been just as interested in the progress as all of the teachers and have even made a video diary documenting how the build has progressed.

“Pupils are very proud of the new building and of the whole school which is fantastic because they realise that they are being invested in. It’s a really exciting new phase for the school and we hope it is the first of a number of new developments. We are looking to increase our intake and we’re ready to offer high quality places for students, which the area needs.”

Parents will be get the chance to look around the school themselves during an open evening between 7-9pm on 30 September.

Shipston is not the only school with changes at the top, King’s High in Warwick has welcomed Richard Nicholson who took over from retiring head master Elizabeth Surber this month.

Mr Nicholson said: “I have been overwhelmed by the kindness and warmth of welcome I have received, both over the past week or so, and in my many visits here over the last year; this warmth is a real hallmark of the school as a community.

“You don’t need me to tell you how special a school community is; it is not like any other community or workplace. Everyone who works in a school knows that we are all here to support, nurture, encourage, and facilitate futures – here, that’s the future of each girl entrusted to our care. That is tremendously exciting; it’s a huge privilege; it’s also a weighty responsibility.”

Mr Nicholson started off as a music teacher for a West London Boys school before taking up roles with two Girls Schools Association schools.

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