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Gordonstoun Announces Appointment Of New Head Of Senior School

Published by Gordonstoun on Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

Gordonstoun is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Head of Senior School. Simon Cane-Hardy will join the school in September 2023.


Mr Cane-Hardy is currently Deputy Head at Prior Park College in Bath, a co-educational day school and boarding school of 650 pupils. Prior to this role he was Head of Boarding at Pangbourne College and Head of Lower School as well as Head of History at Shiplake College in Oxfordshire. He holds a history degree from the University of Wales, a PGCE and an MEd in Educational Leadership and is an experienced rugby coach and referee. Mr Cane-Hardy takes over the role from Richard Devey who is stepping down after 31 years at Gordonstoun.


Commenting on his appointment Simon Cane-Hardy said:


“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Gordonstoun as the new Head of Senior School. It was clear from my recent visit that Gordonstoun is a very special place; not only does it have a world-renowned ethos and stunning campus, but I was struck by its community – so friendly, welcoming and full of spark. It’s this community that I’m so excited to be joining, alongside my wife Helen, and our three children. We can’t wait to throw ourselves into the life of the school and I look forward to continuing the outstanding work of Richard Devey, working with a very talented and committed team.”

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