New head appointed at Myddelton College

Andrew Allman originally arrived at the North Wales school as head of academic studies

A new head has been appointed at Myddelton College in Denbigh.

Andrew Allman said he was “proud and privileged” to take the helm at the coeducational day and boarding institution, which claims to be the second-fastest growing private school in the UK, and was recently hailed by inspectors as “a vibrant international learning community”.

Myddelton College was the newest independent school in Britain when it opened in 2016 on the site of the former Howells School, which closed three years earlier.

The new head paid tribute to his predecessor, Mark Roberts, for the firm foundations he laid in making “a successful school where pupils thrive personally and academically”.

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Allman is originally from Shrewsbury and attended Shrewsbury School. He went on to study for a BA in theology and an M Ed – as well as teaching qualifications – at Durham University, before joining the staff of Barnard Castle, a school with a reputation for producing rugby internationals.

Allman moved to Myddelton College in 2017 as head of academic studies.

“I was ready for a new challenge in a wonderful part of the world,” he said. “It’s about balancing traditional teaching techniques with the 21st century technology that we have available, and it’s perhaps easier to do that at a school at the beginning of its history.

“We have some great support here for the pupils, and the foundations have been set very successfully. I want it to be a calm, kind, happy school where pupils have mutual respect and can thrive and reach their goals.”

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