Wycliffe College is delighted to announce the appointment of Christian San Jose as its next Head.

Christian will join Wycliffe from Giggleswick School, North Yorkshire, where he is currently Senior Deputy Head. Giggleswick is a co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 2 to 18.

Before moving to Giggleswick, Christian spent eleven years at Radley College in Oxfordshire where he was a boarding housemaster and also taught geography, ran the CCF Army Section and coached senior cricket and football too. His career in education was preceded by six and a half years of service in the British Army as an Officer in the Rifles. He also worked in Financial PR in London before the military. While at Sandhurst, Christian was awarded the Sword of Honour and, on operations in Iraq in 2007, he was Mentioned in Dispatches. He is a graduate in Geography from Oxford University.

Simon Lloyd, Chair of Trustees, said “Following significant interest in the role, and a thorough recruitment process, the Trustees are happy that they can share this great news. The Council were impressed with the skills and qualities that Christian will bring to Wycliffe along with the ideas and values that will be imperative as we look to the future of the College. Christian is looking forward to meeting all the College stakeholders and anticipates visiting Wycliffe over the coming weeks and months when there will be an opportunity for staff and families to meet with him.”

Christian is married to Rosie, an experienced English teacher and writer. They have three children who are excited to join Wycliffe Prep School in due course. As a family, they have strong links to the area and look forward to their move back south. Christian added, “It is an honour and privilege to have been appointed as the eleventh Head of Wycliffe College. My family and I are excited to join Wycliffe’s wonderful community where we have already been warmly welcomed by the Trustees, staff and pupils. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know all members of the Wycliffe community over the coming months. Wycliffe is a special place; I was particularly drawn to it because of its passionate belief in developing the individual and its commitment to ensuring all pupils fulfil their potential.”

Simon Lloyd added, “I would like to thank Mr Nick Gregory for his nine years of superb leadership at the College and I wish him well as he moves on to be Head at Ipswich School. During his time at Wycliffe, he has improved academic standards, developed boarding, raised the college’s profile (both nationally and overseas), and led a wide-range of projects, enhancing the offer to pupils at Wycliffe.”

“I would also like to thank all those who supported the selection process, with special mention to the pupil ambassadors for their excellent contributions.”

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