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New headteachers appointed at Warwick School and King’s High School

Laura Kearns 10th Dec, 2020 Updated: 10th Dec, 2020

NEW headteachers have been appointed at Warwick School and King’s High School.

The Warwick Independent Schools Foundation has recruited James Barker to lead Warwick School and Stephen Burley at King’s High School.

James Barker is a former Warwick School pupil who then went on to study philosophy at Cardiff University before returning to Warwick as a graduate teacher. He then took on leadership positions at Abingdon School and Royal Grammar School, Worcester before returning to Warwick as deputy head in 2016.

He said: “It is an enormous privilege to be entrusted with the responsibility of guiding Warwick School at this exciting time in its long and proud history. Warwick prides itself on preparing our boys to thrive in a rapidly changing environment, equipping them with the intellectual and emotional tools, as well as the qualifications, to play a positive role in the world. Education is a partnership between pupil, parents and school and I am hugely excited to lead this remarkable community on the next stage of this journey.”

Stephen Burley is currently academic deputy at Kings High. He is a graduate in English from University College London and also has a masters in philosophy before sitting his doctorate.

He previously worked at The King’s School in Canterbury and Headington School as Head of English before joining King’s High as Deputy Head.

He said: “I am enormously proud to have been appointed as the new headmaster of King’s High School. There is a tremendous sense of excitement since the school’s move to our new site and it is a remarkable moment for the whole foundation as we come together on one campus. King’s High is renowned for its superb pastoral care, academic excellence, remarkable student achievements, and for offering a nurturing, supportive, and inspiring environment in which our students can thrive. Together with the wonderful team at King’s High, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the school into the future.”

The Warwick Independent Schools Foundation comprises of Warwick Preparatory School, Warwick Junior School, King’s High School and Warwick School and provides education for pupils age three to 18. This year saw all schools come together on one site.

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