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The Kingsley School Appoints New Headteacher

The Kingsley School has appointed Mr James Mercer-Kelly as its new Headteacher from January 2022.

Mr Mercer-Kelly is a passionate advocate of girls’ education, working at single-sex girls’ schools for the past sixteen years.

Mr Mercer-Kelly says: “It is an honour to have been invited to be the new Head at Kingsley. Since my first visit to the school, I have been struck by the confidence and kindness of the pupils, and the commitment of the staff. I am very much looking forward to getting to know the whole Kingsley community well, and am excited to see our relationship with the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation develop. I am delighted to work with the Senior Leadership Team to lead Kingsley forward on this journey together.” 

Mr Richard Nicholson, the Principal of the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, says: “Mr Mercer-Kelly impressed everyone with his warmth, his passion for education, and his love of Kingsley and all the schools stands for. We look forward to seeing the Kingsley community, and its unique ethos, continue to thrive under his leadership.”

The Kingsley School is an independent day school for girls aged 3 - 18 and boys aged 3 - 11 years old, based in the heart of Leamington Spa. It is a member of The Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, the charity which comprises Warwick School, Warwick Junior School, King's High School and Warwick Preparatory School.