Loughborough Amherst School has welcomed James Neville as its new headmaster.
Originally from Cardiff, he read modern history at Magdalen College Oxford before completing an MPhil at King’s College Cambridge, where he was a choral scholar in the world-famous choir.
Mr Neville, who describes himself as a “committed Catholic” has served as a senior leader at several independent day, boarding and maintained secondary schools. Most recently he was vice principal at English Martyrs’ Catholic School, Leicester. Loughborough Amherst is his first headship.
Commenting on his vision for Loughborough Amherst School – a Catholic day and boarding school which serves boys and girls aged four to 18 – Mr Neville, said:
“I am delighted to join Loughborough Amherst School as headmaster; a remarkably nurturing, close-knit community, where every child is known. I look forward to sustaining our commitment to meeting the needs of the individual and to providing the very best pastoral care.
“Drawing on my experience in a range of leading educational institutions, I am dedicated to providing the very best education so that every pupil at Amherst can reach their full potential. Seamless integration of our academic curriculum, personal development programme and co-curricular offering is central to our mission to educate the whole person.
“We are committed to academic excellence. Our personal development curriculum provides a moral sense of decency and kindness, equipping our pupils to navigate a changing world and contribute to their community as active citizens. We are hugely excited about our new co-curricular programme, which provides stretch and challenge for all and develops leadership, creativity, service to others and wellbeing.”
He added that as one of four schools in the Loughborough Schools Foundation, Amherst was able to benefit from shared facilities for music and sport.
Families can register now to attend Loughborough Amherst’s latest Open Day, Saturday 7 October, 9am – 12pm: https://lsf.org/amherst/admissions/open-day/.
To find out more about Loughborough Amherst School, visit https://lsf.org/amherst/.