County news: Christ's Hospital School appoints new headmaster

Christ's Hospital School has appointed a new headmaster.

Simon Reid, who is currently principal at Prince Charles’ old school, Gordonstoun, will take over from John Franklin in September 2017.

Mike Hiard, chairman of the board of governors at the 464-year-old school, said: “Christ’s Hospital has, in every respect, made enormous progress in the nine years to date under John Franklin’s leadership; something that we saw clearly reflected in the quality and motivation of the candidates that applied for the post.

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“ In Simon, we believe that we have found the perfect blend of experience, empathy with our unique ethos and charitable mission and the focused leadership qualities necessary to lead Christ’s Hospital successfully in the next phase of its development.”

The appointment will be something of a homecoming for Mr Reid, who taught at Christ’s Hospital from 1993-2004 and held various posts including Second in the English Department and boarding house master.

He left to become deputy head at Worksop College before taking up his present position at Gordonstoun in 2011.

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