A HEREFORD school has confirmed who its new headteacher will be.

Tom Williams, who is currently the senior deputy headteacher at Nunnery High School in Worcester, will be joining the Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School in September. 

He takes over from Martin Henton, who will be leaving Bishops after six years at the helm.


The Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School has a well-deserved reputation for excellence, and I am incredibly honoured to have been chosen to take over the leadership of this exceptional school," said Mr Williams. 

Hereford Times: Tom Williams takes over as headteacher in SeptemberTom Williams takes over as headteacher in September (Image: The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School)

"I have already been impressed by the dedication of the staff, the kindness and achievements of the students, and the support of the community. I am confident that together, we can build upon this strong foundation and ensure an even brighter and more successful future for the Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School."

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David Morris, the chair of governors at Bishops, added: "Mr Williams has a proven track record as a secondary school senior leader, and we believe he has all the qualities to enable us to fulfil our potential and turn our vision into a reality.

"Mr Williams has the experience and passion to build on the excellent progress made under Mr Henton by leading, inspiring and motivating staff, students and the wider school community in the next phase of our development."

Bishops last received an Ofsted inspection three years ago, receiving a 'good' report. 

This followed a 'requires improvement' rating it received in its previous inspection.