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Gresham’s announces new Headmaster

 The Board of Governors of Gresham’s School are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Douglas Robb as the new Headmaster with effect from 1st September 2014.

45_new_headDouglas Robb is currently Headmaster of Oswestry School in Shropshire, and was previously Housemaster and teacher of Economics and Politics at Oundle School. Originally from the Wirral, he was Head Chorister at Birkenhead School and subsequently gained a Politics MA at Edinburgh and an MEd at Homerton College, Cambridge. He spent the earlier part of his teaching career in Zimbabwe and Scotland.

Douglas enjoys spending time with his family and his interests include travel and sport, particularly shooting, skiing, golf and all team and racquet sports. As a student he played rugby union semi-professionally. He has been married to his wife, Lucinda, for 16 years and they have three children, Miranda (12), Hector (9) and Fergus (6) who will all be joining Gresham’s in September.

Speaking with obvious delight at his appointment Mr Robb, said, “It is a great honour to have been given the chance to lead such a super school. We are looking forward to moving to North Norfolk and the lovely market town of Holt. Gresham’s has tremendous potential and I cannot wait to begin meeting more of the pupils and staff in the coming months.”

Andrew Martin Smith, Chairman of Gresham’s Governors, commented, “I am very pleased to be able to announce the appointment of Douglas Robb as our next Headmaster. The Governors are confident that we have found the right person to take Gresham’s forward in the years ahead. We believe Douglas has the necessary drive and experience to oversee the School’s future development, as well as a warmth and energy which will be readily recognised by pupils, parents and staff alike.”