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New Headmaster for Canford

Published Wednesday 11th of September 2013 01:00:21 PM

The academic year starts at Canford with the arrival of a new Headmaster, Mr Ben Vessey.
Following an education at Magdalen College School, Oxford, a Masters in History and an MBA focussed on educational management, Mr Vessey spent nine years at Dauntsey's during which time he held the post of Head of History and was also a housemaster. He then moved to Millfield to lead the History, Politics and Law Faculty. Over the past five years as Senior Deputy Head at Christ's Hospital, he has played a key role in the strategic development of the school.
A keen sportsman, rugby in particular, he has coached pupils in various sports and at various levels during his career. He also takes great interest in the Arts.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Vessey said:
'It is a privilege to lead such a dynamic and committed community as Headmaster of Canford, and I am truly honoured to have the chance to promote and enhance the existing ethos of this fine school.'
Prospective parents are invited to meet the new Headmaster at the next Open Day, on Saturday 5th October 2013. Private visits to the school are also welcome.
Canford celebrated its best A level results for the fourth consecutive year this summer. 1 in 3 of all A level grades were awarded A*, and 88% A*/B.
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