Henry Price, headmaster at Wellington School since 2014, is leaving next summer to take up the headship at Oakham School in Rutland. He will be moving closer to family and has existing connections with his new school.
Mr Price joined Wellington from Rugby where he was Head of Classics and a Senior Housemaster. Educated at Eton and Oxford, he has maintained the strong academic reputation of the School, whilst emphasising the importance of a rich co-curriculum and excellent pastoral care.
Wellington School’s Chair of Governors, Anna Govey, offered her congratulations to Henry, his wife Mary and their family on this new challenge saying “It is testimony to the quality of Henry’s leadership, integrity and passion for education; we are delighted this has been recognised by Oakham School.”
Anna Govey continues, “over the coming months, the Board of Governors will conduct a thorough recruitment process and is confident of making an outstanding appointment to lead the School from September 2019. Wellington has an excellent reputation nationally and locally for the quality of its academic results, the breadth of opportunity beyond the classroom and its strong relationships across the School. We will undoubtedly attract a very strong field.”
“With more pupils on the school roll than in recent years, and a junior girls’ boarding house which opened last September, the school is in excellent heart. Mr Price has expanded the breadth and quality of provision at Wellington, whilst maintaining our grounded ethos and the School will continue to build on this in the years ahead.”
Founded in 1837, the Senior School provides boarding and day pupil education for over 600 boys and girls aged 11 to 18, with a further 200 in the Prep School.