Sidcot School Appoints New Head

James Jones will join Sidcot from Wycombe Abbey in January 2024

Sidcot School’s Board of Governors has appointed James Jones as successor to Iain Kilpatrick as Head. Currently serving as Deputy Head at Wycombe Abbey, a role he has held since 2017, James will join the Sidcot School community from January 2024.

The appointment follows an extensive and competitive executive search process. Commenting, Jameson Miller, Chair of Governors at Sidcot School said:

“We are thrilled that James will be joining us. James is a dedicated and experienced educational leader, a confident and skilled teacher, and an ISI inspector who has impressed the Governors, Sidcot staff, students and Sidcotians with his skills, attributes and personal qualities. James’ strategic vision for the School is as compelling as his sympathy for Sidcot’s Quaker values and ethos. He has held senior boarding and safeguarding positions within his educational career and has demonstrated his proven abilities in both academic and pastoral leadership.”

James Jones added, “Since visiting Sidcot as an ISI inspector, I have been inspired by the depth in which the values of the school have permeated and shaped the lives of all members of its community. I am delighted to be building on the tremendous work undertaken by Iain Kilpatrick over the past eleven years, and very much look forward to taking up my post in January 2024.”

Iain Kilpatrick will take up the position of Executive Headmaster at YK Pao School in Shanghai, China at the start of the new calendar year.