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Wisbech Grammar old boy Barney Rimmer chosen as school's new head



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A former Wisbech Grammar School boy is set to take the top job and become its head later this year.

The Board of Wisbech Grammar School have announced the appointment of Barnaby Rimmer as the school's next headmaster starting this September.

After an exhaustive search, Mr Rimmer, an Old Grammarian, and current deputy head academic, was the unanimous choice selected from an extremely broad and highly competitive field.

Barney Rimmer who has been appointed as the new heaed of Wisbech Grammar School (54144721)
Barney Rimmer who has been appointed as the new heaed of Wisbech Grammar School (54144721)

The Board said: “We are delighted to have appointed Mr Rimmer. He was the standout candidate who fully understands the WGS ethos and culture. We are confident that he will look to take the School forward in all areas in the years ahead, and will make sure WGS is a beacon for top class independent education both locally and regionally.”

Mr Rimmer said: “I feel immensely proud and privileged to be taking on the role of headmaster. I am looking forward to working with all stakeholders, especially the pupil and staff body, in continuing to drive the school forward."

He will be succeeding Chris Staley, who leaves after eight years at the school, and is taking on the new role of pincipal and CEO at BKHS, a group of five independent senior and prep schools in Coventry.

Chris Staley is moving on to pastures new after eight years at Wisbech Grammar School.
Chris Staley is moving on to pastures new after eight years at Wisbech Grammar School.


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