Downside announces new Head Master
The Governors and Trustees of Downside School have appointed Andrew Hobbs as the new Head Master with effect from 1st September 2018.
Andrew was educated at Worth School and read classics at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he also gained a rugby blue. He taught at Canford School where he was Head of Classics and then a House Master before joining Downside as Deputy Head in 2008 and becoming Acting Head in January of this year.
The appointment process was competitive and attracted a strong field of candidates from around the world, including serving Heads.
Mr Hobbs said of the news: “I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Head Master and am excited about the journey ahead. Downside is a very special place and I look forward to building on the strong foundation of excellence that ensures our pupils continue to enter into the world as powerful ambassadors for good.”
Chair of Governors, Adrian Aylward, said they were delighted with the appointment of Andrew as Head.
“He is completely committed to further raising standards across all areas of school life and to the Benedictine values that define the character of the school and its pupils.”
• Downside School, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 4R is a leading Catholic independent school for girls and boys. It is one of England’s oldest and most distinguished schools, for children aged 11-18.catholic, downside, head, hobbs, school