Former Solihull School pupil appointed as Head of Wrekin College

A former Solihull School pupil (Richard Chapman) has been appointed as the Head of Wrekin College.

Richard Chapman was educated at Solihull School where he was captain of rugby and cricket and Head of School.  He studied Economics with Statistics at Bristol University before embarking on a brief career in retail as a trainee manager at Marks and Spencer.  He then followed in his parents’ footsteps by joining the teaching profession via a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics at Warwick University.  He combined his early teaching days with a career as a semi-professional rugby player for Birmingham and Solihull.  After four years at Warwick School, Richard was promoted to the position of Head of Sixth Form and held this post for five years.  Mr Chapman has been Deputy Head at the King’s School, Worcester since 2007.  He is a keen sportsman, a lover of Cornwall and has an interest in National Trust properties and local issues. 

Mr Chapman will be moving to Wrekin College with his wife, Kate, who is a primary school teacher, and his sons, William, 10, and Hugo, 7.  Commenting on his appointment, Mr Chapman said “I am delighted to be appointed as the next Headmaster of Wrekin College.  Kate and I were immediately struck by the warmth of the school, the focus on all-round education, the superb facilities and the ambition of the Governors.  This is an exciting time to be involved in education and I am looking forward to the challenge of building on the excellent work of Richard Pleming and leading Wrekin College in the next stage of its history.”

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