Thereis always a great deal of excitement at the beginning of anew academic year, even more so this year, as we welcomelots of new faces including our new Headmaster, Mr Paddy Moss and his family.Paddy joins us from Kenyawhere he hasspent the last nine years as Headmaster of a premier, British-curriculum, preparatory boarding school. A Canadian by birth but brought up in the west of England, Paddy studied Geography and Economics (SOAS, London University) before embarking on a career as a teacher in several boarding and day Prep Schools, both in the UK and abroad.

Paddy has had very busy week, meeting new and existing pupils, parents and staff. In the first assembly of the academic year he spoke to all the children about the importance of working hard, both in the classroom and in all their extracurricular activities. He asked them to take pride in themselves, their school and to be happy in all that they do. He also invited the Senior Choristers for “snacks and a chat” in his office and has enjoyed several wonderful services at the Senior School Chapel.

With the Prep School now at full capacity, Paddy’s immediate priority is getting to know each and every one of his 295 pupils and of course continuing to provide a great all-round education, supported by the first class pastoral care Dean Close Preparatory School is renowned for.

Paddy’s wife, Julie will be teaching Mathematics and his daughter’s join years 6, 8 and his eldest daughter Bella, joins the Senior School.