Lockyer to move to Milan
Simon Lockyer, headmaster of The Royal Hospital School is leaving in August 2024 to become the chief executive and principal of the British School of Milan.
Lockyer has been head of the Holbrook, Ipswich-based co-educational boarding and day school with naval traditions for nearly nine years.
Mark Pendlington, chair of governors, said: “Amongst many key achievements [Lockyer] has succeeded in broadening access to the school, including internationally, and has enhanced relationships between the school, the Royal Navy, our extensive community network and the alumni. Taken together with the development of our approach to philanthropic giving, most recently in the hugely successful ‘Launch 100 Lives’ campaign, all this will be an enduring part of his legacy at RHS.
“Simon has provided us with plenty of notice to ensure us the best opportunity of securing a strong successor who can lead RHS with similar energy and dedication. We will begin immediately the process to recruit a new Headteacher and I am confident that we will attract a strong field of candidates.
“We congratulate Simon on his new appointment and wish him every success. The British School of Milan is one of the leading schools in Italy and one of the top-performing British schools in Europe. Simon and his family have made RHS their home and initially Abigail will remain as head of geography as their children complete key stages of their education.”