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New Headmaster

In September 2023, at the start of the next academic year, Wrekin College welcomes Toby Spence as the school's 15th Headmaster.
24 May 2023
School News

Toby Spence, currently Headmaster at Sibford School in Oxfordshire, will become Headmaster at Wrekin in September 2023.

Mr Spence has been Head at Sibford for seven years where he has overseen considerable growth, reinforced the school’s reputation for outstanding pastoral care and wellbeing as well as developing a highly respected value-added curriculum, and achieved impressive academic improvements.

Mr. Spence said: “I look forward to joining the Wrekin and Old Hall community, getting to know pupils, staff, and parents, and to building new relationships. It is an immense privilege to have been selected to lead Wrekin College at a time of ambitious development and growth which will see a new Design and Technology Department added to an already enviable campus of specialist departments and facilities. Wrekin is a school that encourages all to embrace opportunities and to be ambitious for individual and collective achievements. I am very much looking forward to leading this next stage of its continuing success.”

Richard Pearson, chairman of Governors at The Wrekin and Old Hall Trust, which oversees both Wrekin College and Old Hall School, said today: “We knew finding a worthy successor to Tim would be a challenge but I am very pleased to report that after a comprehensive recruitment programme, we have found a new head for Wrekin.”

Mr Pearson said it was thanks to the excellent work undertaken by Tim and his team for the last six years they were able to attract an impressive field of candidates.

“Toby both understands the winning formulae we have established at Wrekin and can equally articulate a path forward that will further enhance our position.”

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