Tring Park School appoints new principal
Simon Larter-Evans is to succeed Stefan Anderson as principal of Tring Park School for the Performing Arts from September, Arts Professional has reported.
Tring Park School is an independent co-educational day and boarding school in Tring, Hertfordshire.
Larter-Evans began his career as a dancer following training at Rambert. He went on to work in PR and publishing before retraining as a teacher. He was previously head of boarding and English at Yehudi Menuhin School and most recently head of St Paul’s Cathedral School.
Larter-Evans said: “Tring Park School is a vibrant hub of extraordinary talent. I’ve known of the school for decades and am aware of its reputation of being a real centre of excellence for young performers, with a wonderfully strong sense of community that people carry for life.
“I wanted to be part of that. My aim is to build on the already fantastic achievements the school has, from performing across all vocational disciplines, to the excellence in academics, together.”
Anderson is retiring after 21 years working at the school and more than 40 years in education. He began his career at Wellington College in Berkshire and The King’s School Canterbury, before joining Tring Park School, formerly Arts Ed School, in 2002.
Anderson said: “It has been an honour to work with the most dedicated teaching staff and incredibly talented young people over the past 21 years. The buzz and energy that fills the school is unmatchable and I will continue to follow its progress and watch on with pride during my retirement.”
Tring Park School’s chair of governors Angela Odell said to replace Anderson, “we knew we needed an individual with a similar passion for education and the performing arts. We are thrilled to have Simon on board and thank Stefan for his unwavering dedication, wishing him well on his well-deserved retirement.”