Myddelton College appoints new head

  • 13th May 2024

Ian Lloyd (Picture by Mandy Jones Photography)

Myddelton College in Denbigh, North Wales, has appointed Ian Lloyd as headmaster from September, Birkenhead News has reported.

Lloyd left school aged 16, joining British Aerospace at Broughton working on the BAe 125 executive jet and completed his apprenticeship. He later worked for NatWest before moving into education, working with Conwy Local Education Authority on data services for schools before joining Denbighshire Council at Prestatyn High School and then retraining as a maths teacher at Bangor University and taking a postgraduate certificate in educational practice at Cardiff University. He then taught at secondary schools in Prestatyn, Abergele and Holywell.

Lloyd joined Myddelton seven years ago as assistant headmaster, at the same time as current headmaster Andrew Allman, who is leaving at the end of August to become headmaster at Lucton School in Herefordshire.

Lloyd said: “I have that experience of being in the world of work from the age of 16 and of being in the public and private sector, both before and after moving into education.

“Working in multiple schools I have seen a lot of changes in the educational landscape and it’s been really exciting to be involved here at Myddelton as the school has grown and developed and won awards along the way as well as having a number of sporting achievements.

“But we are not just a sporty school; we have many students who go on to great things at A-level and go to top universities. Just last year we had two students go on to Oxford University.

“Myddelton has a reputation for its outdoor learning and range of activities, but we are more than just that; we have a really strong academic record as well and a commitment to helping our students fulfil their potential.”

Lloyd is married to Bethan and the couple have three children: daughters Ffion, who is studying at Lancaster University, and Aderyn who is in the upper sixth form at Myddelton, and stepson Alex, 27, who gained a master’s in philosophy at the University of Liverpool.

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