A WINCHESTER preparatory school will have a new head this autumn.

St Swithun’s, Winchester has appointed Jonathan Brough as head from the start of the autumn term 2020.

Mr Brough has been headmaster at Hurlingham School in London since 2010 and beforehand was head of prep at City of London School for girls for six years.

He holds a first degree with Qualified Teacher Status specialising in English and cross-curricular primary and middle school teaching from the University of Cambridge. He earned a National Professional Qualification for Headship through the National College of School Leadership and has a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature.

Beyond the gates of his own school, Mr Brough is an Independent Schools Inspectorate inspector and a governor at a leading London day school.

Mr Brough, who was selected from a strong field of candidates said: “I am very privileged to have been asked to take on the headship of this leading school and ensure it remains at the cutting edge of excellent primary practice. Its purpose-built specialist classrooms and 48 acres of rolling fields combine to provide a best practice learning environment both inside and outside for the children. I am looking forward to returning to single-sex education with all the additional exciting possibilities that it presents, in a school for which I have a long-standing admiration”.

He is moving to Winchester to take up his new post in September.