Justin Stanley joins Hymers from Hereford Cathedral School where he is deputy headmaster (academic).
He will take up the reins at the Hull co-educational day school at the beginning of the new school year in September.
A graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Stanley has more than 20 years’ experience in the independent education sector and has taught at Manchester Grammar School, where he was head of classics and assistant head of sixth form, and Nottingham High School, where he was head of classics.
He will succeed David Elstone, who is retiring as headmaster at the end of the summer term after 13 years.
Stanley said: “I’m delighted to be asked to take on the responsibility of being the next head of Hymers College. Hymers is a school of high standards and all-round excellence. It enables each of its pupils to fulfil their academic potential, delivers strong pastoral care and provides outstanding extra-curricular opportunities.
“My priority will be to build on the outstanding work of my predecessor and, together with the staff and the governors, to ensure the education we offer is the best it possibly can be for the pupils and parents of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.”