AN INDEPENDENT boarding and day school in Dorset has confirmed the appointment of its new head of the school.

The Governors of Bryanston have announced Richard Jones as the new head of the school.

Richard Jones will become the ninth head of the school, and with a master’s degree in educational leadership, he has a wealth of experience as a housemaster and in front-line teaching.

Julian Greenhill, chair of governors at Bryanston, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Richard is now taking responsibility for helping the school move forward onto its next stage of development.

“His contribution and resolve since joining the school have been truly exceptional and he is widely respected by colleagues, parents and pupils alike.”

Richard said: “Bryanston is a school unlike any other.

“I am honoured to be given the opportunity to protect, promote and harness such a unique and inspiring educational philosophy – especially at a time when the school is beginning to prepare for its centenary in just a few years’ time.

“I’m very excited about the years ahead and am looking forward to working with the entire Bryanston community as we collectively look to fulfil the school’s aspirations and ambitious plans for the future.”