Outstanding’ head brought in by school

Yorkshire Post, 30/03/15, one of Yorkshire’s leading independent schools has named a new headteacher to take over at the helm next year. HMC members Christopher Jeffery headmaster at the Grange School and Jonathan Taylor headmaster of Bootham School feature.

Bootham School has announced that Christopher Jeffery will replace Jonathan Taylor in September 2016 as the Head of Bootham when he retires.

Mr Jeffery has been head at The Grange School in Cheshire since 2005, and has a first class degree in history from the University of York. He and his wife, Carol, have three children.

Bootham School was founded by York Quakers in 1823, and Mr Taylor said: “Chris’s outstanding work at The Grange, developing the ethos, curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities, resonates perfectly with what we’re doing at Bootham.

“He is just the right head to take Bootham on towards its 200th anniversary in 2023 as a vibrant, adventurous and liberating school.”