Congratulations to Mike Stanley, who has been appointed as Head of the The Lyceum School from September 2022. Mike is currently working as a strategic consultant to Bryanston School in Dorset, advising them on their newly acquired Prep School, Bryanston Knighton House. Previously, he was the Headmaster of Forres Sandle Manor and Deputy Head of Walhampton.

Mike, who will move to London in September, said: “I feel very privileged to have been selected as the new Headmaster of The Lyceum School by the Dukes Education Leadership Team. Having visited the school and met some of the staff and children, I was instantly struck by the warm and welcoming atmosphere, and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone within the school community as soon as possible.”

Aatif Hassan, Chair of Governors and CEO of Dukes Education, commented: “Mr Stanley was the unanimous choice of the appointment panel. We believe that he has the experience and personal qualities to inspire pupils, parents and staff, to maintain the warm and friendly feel of the school, and to strengthen the academic systems and rigour as our pupils head to senior schools.”

Brodie Bibby and Jenny Funnell led the appointment process for RSAcademics.