Henry Price has just moved to Wellington from the Midlands and is full of praise for the town. “It’s feels like a comfortable mixture of some lovely places compared to Rugby’s high street full of generic shops,” said Henry, the incoming head at Wellington School.
“I’ve already been into Perrys and Buy & Save, both fantastic shops, and had a family lunch in the Dolphin. My new bike is from Kings and I went to the Sale Rooms for a desk to go in my office,” said Henry, clearly a fan of the Shop Local ethos.
“My daughter Poppy who’s nine loves that fact that Wellington is safe enough for her to go into town on her own and do a bit of shopping. That wouldn’t have happened in Rugby. It’s a town that’s hard to love, although you get used to it.”
His other Wellington enthusiasm is more of a surprise. Seagulls. “We spend a lot of holiday time on Anglesey surrounded by the sea, so I just love being able to see and hear gulls from my office window. Not much of that in Warwickshire,” he said.
The new head spent 13 years at Rugby, after teaching in Sydney and then at Sherborne school in Dorset. His own education was at Eton but at 40 he’s too young to have known David Cameron and the Etonians in the Cabinet. “Bear Grylls was in my year. I haven’t seen him since we left but it might impress the kids a bit,” he laughed.