Lucton School appoints new headmaster

  • 24th April 2024

Andrew Allman (Picture: Mandy Jones)

Lucton School in Herefordshire has appointed Andrew Allman as headmaster, effective from September, Your Herefordshire has reported.

Lucton School, is a private co-educational day and boarding school.

Allman was educated at Shrewsbury School and then Durham University where he gained a degree in theology and a master’s in education before joining the staff of Barnard Castle School in County Durham. He joined Myddelton College in 2017 which had reopened in 2016 in the buildings formerly occupied by Howell’s School for Girls which had closed in 2013. Allman joined as deputy headmaster and became head two years later.

Allman said: “I don’t believe a school should be an exam factory – my aim is always to provide a well-rounded education and give all pupils a breadth of opportunities, indoors and outdoors, including the chance to work with and form bonds with people and countries all over the world.

“My aim at Myddelton College was to develop a calm, kind, happy school where pupils have mutual respect and can thrive and reach their goals and that will be my ambition for Lucton School.

“Lucton is a well-known school with a history that goes back to 1708 and it has its own exciting international connections as well as a commitment to the Armed Forces which it shares with Myddelton College.

“I would like to develop the existing academic and sporting provision at Lucton in the way we have done at Myddelton and also to build on the great work that is under way at the school.

“It is an exciting challenge to take up and I and my family are very much looking forward to taking up my post in September while at the same time committing fully to Myddelton College which has meant so much to us and which will always have a special place in our hearts.”

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