Appointment of new Hereford Cathedral Junior School Headmaster

05 Mar 2014

Christopher Wright has been unveiled as the new Headmaster at Hereford Cathedral Junior School.

Mr Wright will take up his role from September 2014, succeeding current head Tim Wheeler, who announced he will move on to Stockport Grammar Junior School after over 5 years at the school.

Currently Assistant Head at Exeter Cathedral School, Mr Wright said he had been extremely impressed by Hereford Cathedral School and its nursery to sixth form approach.

“The passion within the Junior School, its excellence, breath and community spirit, as well as its connection to Hereford Cathedral, all combine to make Hereford Cathedral Junior School a very special and exciting place,” he said.

Paul Smith, Hereford Cathedral School’s Headmaster added,

“I am very pleased that Christopher Wright has agreed to lead our Junior School forward. Christopher has a proven track record in school leadership and management and I very much look forward to working with him.”

After attending The Dragon School and Harrow School, Mr Wright went on to study at Warwick University, where he gained a First Class Honours degree in Industrial Economics and also an MSc in Economics.  He is currently studying for a MEd at the University of Buckingham.

He has taught at Winchester House School, St Edward’s School, Oxford and The Banda School in Nairobi.  Prior to his current Assistant Head role at Exeter Cathedral School, he was Director of Studies at Moor Park School.  He has held other positions of responsibility including Head of Mathematics, Housemaster, Child Protection Officer, Head of Boarding and Deputy Head.

He and his wife Jo are very much looking forward to moving to Herefordshire and their youngest child will be joining the Junior School in Year 1.  Mr Wright lists squash among his interests, as well as tennis, scuba diving and surfing.