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WestVille House School

Independent School For Girls & Boys

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Westville House School moving forward to a new chapter with new Head Teacher and new Website.

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The Governors of Westville House School are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Ian Shuttleworth as Headteacher in succession to Mrs Rosey James. Mr Shuttleworth will formally take up the reins of this highly successful Independent School on the 1st September 2015.

Mr Neil Brown, Chairman of Governors commented “Ian Shuttleworth is a hugely talented professional and a passionate educator who epitomises the values and ethos of Westville House School. He was the unanimous choice of the Governors Appointment Committee and we look forward to welcoming into the school community and to working with him going forward.”

Mr Shuttleworth, married with two children, has held the post of Deputy Head at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS) for six years and previously held positions at Birkdale Preparatory School and Bronte House. In addition to his impeccable teaching credentials and management experience, Mr Shuttleworth has a tremendous sporting background, having played regularly for Otley RFC for ten years until 2009 and indeed was Club Captain for a period of time; he is also a successful Central Yorkshire League Cricketer.

This is an exciting time in the history of Westville House, currently ranked as 35th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Prep Schools. Along with the new Head Teacher, the school is set to ‘Switch On’ its new website at the forthcoming Open Day on Saturday 7th March. Mr William Whitaker, Managing Director of Whitakers Chocolates in Skipton, and former parent, will perform the Official ‘Switch On’ for the school.

Mrs Rosey James, the current Head commented that communication is so important between school, parents and the wider communities –“websites are an enormous source of information and are increasingly sophisticated…it is essential in this fast changing world that we are at the forefront of technology and the exchange of information on all possible devices. “

Lots of exciting activities are taking place over the Open Week beginning with the Official “Switch On” of the new website. Families are invited to visit the school on Saturday 7th March to meet the new Head, design Easter Eggs and see the fantastic facilities on offer at the school. Everyone is most welcome to visit during Open Week, please contact 01943 608053 for further details.