Appointment of new Headmaster at Shrewsbury School

Shrewsbury School has announced the appointment of Leo Winkley as its next Headmaster. He will take up his position in September 2018.

Leo Winkley has been Headmaster of St Peter’s School, York since 2010. He is also currently Chair of the Boarding Schools’ Association and of the City of York Independent State School Partnership. He has previously taught at Ardingly College and Cheltenham Ladies’ College, where he was Head of Religious Studies, and at Bedales School, where he was Deputy Head and Acting Head. He was educated at Cranleigh School and at Oxford University, where he studied Theology.

He is married to Jules, who is an oncologist, and they have three children.

Mr Winkley said: “It is a tremendous honour to be given the opportunity to lead and serve the Shrewsbury School community. The School has a very special and distinctive atmosphere. I am looking forward to getting to know all who share its community, and to working together to write the next chapter in the School’s long history.”

Tim Haynes, Chairman of Governors at Shrewsbury School, said: “The Governors carried out a thorough and comprehensive process of selection before making their decision. Leo was selected from among a very strong field of men and women. He will build on the excellent foundations that Mark Turner has laid during his time at the School.”

“We very much look forward to welcoming Leo and his family to Shrewsbury.”

Mark Turner has been Headmaster of Shrewsbury School since September 2010.  He announced in May 2017 that he would be leaving Shrewsbury at the end of the summer term 2018 to take up a new role as Head of St Michaels University School in Canada.