Casterton, Sedbergh Prep School appoints new head

  • 7th March 2024

Kate Martin

Casterton, Sedbergh Preparatory School in Cumbria has appointed Kate Martin to be its next head from 1 January next year, taking over from Will Newman, who has been head since 2017.

Martin has been the head at Mowden Hall School in Northumberland since 2020. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the independent sector, in day and boarding schools, including roles as deputy head and director of sport at Mowden and head of girls’ games at both Oundle School and Ampleforth College.

In a statement on the school’s website, chairman of the governors Richard Gledhill said: “Sedbergh School’s board of governors and senior leadership team look forward to working closely with Kate over the coming months to ensure a seamless transition. We have no doubt Kate will build upon the successes achieved under Will’s tenure, inspiring staff and pupils at the Prep School to an exciting future.

Martin is married to Simon and their son Ted will join School House in Year 9 in September.

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