John Maguire appointed head of Bishop’s Stortford College

  • 11th December 2023

John Maguire

Bishop’s Stortford College in Hertfordshire has appointed John Maguire as its head effective from next September, replacing Kathy Crewe-Read who is taking a position in Italy at the end of the academic year.

Maguire graduated in geography and geology, before teaching at a number of schools in the UK. Since 2019 he has been executive headmaster at the British School of Bahrain, a co-educational school of 2,900 students for children aged three to 18. Maguire is also a trained inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate and is currently a lead inspector for the British Schools Overseas Inspectorate. He was previously a governor of a school in St Albans.

The chair of Bishop’s Stortford College governing council Guy Baker said: “We are delighted to announce John Maguire’s appointment and look forward to him leading the college through the next stages of its strategy, to the benefit of all pupils. John has significant experience as a head and we are confident that under his leadership the college will go from strength to strength.”

Maguire commented: “The school is renowned for having a welcoming, inclusive and happy community and I look forward to getting to know each child and their family over the first year. Having known the college for years, I was immediately attracted to the role and am looking forward to leading the school over the next decade. The college’s excellence in academic, sports and performing arts align closely with my belief in what makes an outstanding school.”

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