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Open day planned as school prepares to welcome new head

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Derby Grammar School is set to hold an open day next month as it prepares to welcome a new head.

The school, which last year celebrated its 25th anniversary, is set to stage the event, called ‘A Co-curricular Extravaganza’ on 19 June.

The event comes as the school prepares to welcome a new head, who will join in September.

Paul Logan will take on the role after the current head, Dr Ruth Norris, was headhunted to take the helm at one of the world’s leading international schools in Switzerland.

Mr Logan joins Derby Grammar with an impressive history of roles at both Uppingham School and Wisbech Grammar.

He said: “I feel privileged to be taking on this role at Derby Grammar School.

“I am committed to building on the great developments led by Dr Norris and the strong academic achievement the school stands for.

“The challenge of piloting the school through the changing times ahead is exciting and I cannot wait to become part of this unique community.

“I feel the school is in a very strong position, with a talented and committed staff and governing board who will build on the already excellent education and pastoral care offered.”

During next month’s open day, families will be able to tour the 12-acre school site, in Littleover.

Mr Logan said: “I’m looking forward to another opportunity to meet prospective families face-to-face and show the school’s three principles of excellence, encouragement, enrichment.

“The small size of Derby Grammar enables staff to get to know each pupil as an individual and support them throughout their time with the school, wherever their talents lie.

“This process starts from when families first visit the school. The school offers individual support so each pupil develops academically and as a person, including subject and careers guidance, as well as support in university application, including Oxbridge.”

To find out more about the school and its open day please click here.

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