Chair of Trustees, Mr Jonathan Bloomer, has announced that Mr Ceri Jones MA Cantab has been appointed Headmaster of Caterham School with effect from 1 September 2015. He will replace Mr Julian Thomas who will depart for Wellington College.
Mr Bloomer said: 'We had a large number of applications from many Heads and Deputy Heads. After a very competitive process there was strong agreement amongst the Trustees that Ceri is ideally suited to take the School forward, building on all the achievements at Caterham over the past decade.'
Mr Jones is currently Second Master at Tonbridge School, one of the leading boys' independent day and boarding schools. He is a former Head of History at Caterham School and returns to Caterham after ten years at Tonbridge School.
Mr Jones read History at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and is currently completing a MEd in Educational Leadership.
His role at Tonbridge encompassed the day to day running of the school and deputising for the Headmaster. In 2013 he was seconded as Executive Principal to The Marsh Academy in New Romney, which is a maintained academy that Tonbridge School co-sponsors.
In 2012, in collaboration with The Sutton Trust, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and a number of independent schools in Kent he launched an access programme for disadvantaged but academically bright Year 9 students from non-selective maintained academies in Kent. The objective is to encourage these students to aspire to and apply to high ranking universities.
Mr Jones is married to Kay Moxon and they have two daughters.