The Governors of Sherborne School are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Tim Waters as the next Principal of Sherborne International.
Mr Waters was appointed from a very strong field of candidates and will succeed Mr Philip Hardaker from September 2016.
Mr Waters began his professional life in the Royal Navy, attending Britannia Royal Naval College before progressing to Pembroke College, Oxford, where he obtained an MA in Botany and an MSc in Forest Ecology. He was awarded two Half Blues for rowing against Cambridge in the Lightweight Boat Race, also winning two national-level medals. Exchanging life at sea for life in the classroom, Mr Waters taught first at Abingdon School, where he became a boarding Housemaster, and then joined the Senior Management Team at The Portsmouth Grammar School as Pastoral Senior Teacher. He was appointed Headmaster of The Royal Wolverhampton School in 2004 and Head of Trinity School, Teignmouth, in 2008, both schools with strong international boarding communities. Mr Waters is currently Chair of the Independent Schools Association South and West region and sits on the Education Committee of the Society of Heads. His interests include hill walking and fly fishing.
Chair of Governors, Reverend Gordon Parry, said "We are absolutely delighted to have found in Tim someone with such drive, experience and in-depth understanding of the Sherborne International ethos. We look forward very much to welcoming Tim, Ruth and their three children to the Sherborne community in September."
Mr Waters commented "Sherborne International has always been at the forefront of international education, admired both for the quality of its pupils' academic achievement and its exceptional pastoral expertise. Generations of highly successful overseas students have begun their British education at the School and it is an honour to be appointed to lead a team with such an enviable record of success. The expansion of the Sherborne family of schools overseas and Sherborne International's role within that family will make this a particularly exciting time to be joining the School."