New headmaster looks forward to starting at Belhaven Hill
Boarding and day pupils returning to Belhaven Hill School in September will will be welcomed by new headmaster Olly Langton and his wife Rosie, together with an enhanced leadership team in the staff room.
Mr Langton is moving to Belhaven from Radley College in Oxfordshire where he has been a housemaster since 2013.
He graduated from Edinburgh University in 2004 with a First Class Honours degree in history, so is looking forward to returning to Scotland.
Mr Langton said: “We will cherish the characteristics which make Belhaven Scotland’s leading boarding and day prep school, while developing the school in line with a fast changing world.
“Rosie and I look forward very much to leading Belhaven towards its centenary and on to the next phase of its distinguished history.
“Children thrive in different environments – some in the classroom, some on the games field, some in the drama, music or art departments: others will thrive in an outdoor setting, especially if that is linked with active problem solving.
“This multi-dimensional approach offers a breadth of opportunities and is one that I feel will appeal to the whole Belhaven community and beyond.”
Mrs Langton taught at St Edward’s in Oxford, St Paul’s Boys in London and at Radley, and is a freelance graphic designer.
She is also looking forward to becoming fully involved at Belhaven.
The staff team is being strengthened by the appointment of two new deputy heads: John Marriott, currently director of studies, for academic; and Katie Gale, head of maths,for pastoral.
Ms Gale, who has been teaching at Belhaven Hill since 2001, said: “With the arrival of a new headmaster and the launch of our new Computer Science programme, there are exciting times ahead for the school.
“In my new role I am looking forward to helping Belhaven move into a new phase as well as ensuring that the school’s much loved values and traditions continue.”
Belhaven has also appointed Anna McGrath, previously resident house tutor and director of drama at Fettes Prep School to the role of girls’ housemistress; while Will Pook is the new head of computing, having previously held that position at Chafyn Grove Prep School in Salisbury