New head for Terrington Hall

  • 20th March 2024

Huw Thomas

Terrington Hall in Yorkshire has appointed Huw Thomas as its next head from September, replacing Simon Kibler who leaves in the summer after four years in the role to become head of King’s Ely Prep in Cambridgeshire.

Terrington Hall is an independent co-educational day and boarding school catering to children aged three to 13.

Thomas has 25 years’ experience in independent education in prep and senior boarding schools, and is currently head of prep at Plymouth College, a day and boarding school in Devon. He previously held leadership roles at Sherborne Prep School in Dorset, was a housemaster at Glenalmond College, Perth, and worked in multiple roles Blundell’s School in Devon.

Katharine Lamont, chair of governors at Terrington Hall, said: “We were impressed by Huw’s passion for prep education, his acumen in combining traditional values with innovation, and his warm, collaborative approach. It is clear to us that Huw has high expectations and an exciting vision to lead Terrington Hall into the future.

“Huw has the advantage of building on a school, under Simon’s leadership and drive, which is in excellent heart, with significant innovations in academic and co-curricular programmes, pupil roll at capacity and at its core, a team of incredibly talented staff. It is a tenure during which much has been achieved and represents a significant legacy of which Simon and all the team at Terrington can be justifiably proud.”

Thomas moves to Terrington Hall with his wife Becca, who leaves her position as head of English at Plymouth College. The couple have sons aged 21 and 19.

Thomas said: “During the appointment process I have been struck by the warmth and kindness of the community and the strategic direction, ethos and culture that Simon and the governing body have clearly developed.

“My wife Becca and I are very much looking forward to moving to Terrington and immersing ourselves in every part of school life. I am very excited by the opportunity to build on Terrington Hall’s outstanding reputation.”

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