Barrow Hills School announces new head

Philip Oldroyd will take up the role in September

Barrow Hills School, Witley, has announced the appointment of Philip Oldroyd as its next head.

Oldroyd will take over the reins at the 230-pupil Surrey prep and nursery school next month. He succeeds Sean Skehan, who is stepping down after three years at the helm.

Currently interim head at Leehurst Swan School in Salisbury, Oldroyd brings with him experience of leading schools from nursery through to sixth form as both head and deputy.

My philosophy is that each child is an individual according to their different maturity levels, talents and views

“My philosophy is that each child is an individual according to their different maturity levels, talents and views,” he says.

“By promoting mutual respect, curiosity of mind and independence of spirit we can prepare each to take their place in an ever-changing world. This resonates well with the Barrow Hills motto ‘prepared for greater things’.”


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