Meet the new king of the Castle

Jonathan Anderson took up the Head role at Merchiston Castle School last month

The new Headmaster of Merchiston Castle School, Jonathan Anderson, grew up in Northern Ireland and read geography at Queen’s Belfast before undertaking a series of teaching roles. He spent the last seven years as Senior Deputy Head at Worksop College, Nottinghamshire.

On his appointment, Merchiston’s Chairman of Governors, Gareth Baird, said: “Jonathan emerged from a very strong field of candidates. His considerable depth of experience and strong value set will bring much to Merchiston. We look forward to welcoming Jonathan and his family to Merchiston for the start of the 2018-19 academic session.”

Jonathan said: “For me, it is a privilege to be able to lead a school like Merchiston, as it is a wonderful community, both in terms of the physical surroundings and the people that are part of it. I was drawn to it because of its strong sense of community and its ethos, which are about supporting one another, along with the fact that the boys want to excel and be the best they can be, whether academically or on the sports field or through music or drama.”

The school also thanked the preceding Headmaster, Andrew Hunter, for “20 years of stellar service”.