Mark Waldron, who is to take over as headmaster at Ryde School on the Isle of Wight.
RYDE SCHOOL has announced the appointment of a new headmaster.
Mark Waldron, head of The English College in Prague, will take over next September.
Current headmaster, Dr Nicholas England, retires in the summer after 16 years and will become a schools inspector and adviser.
Prior to his appointment in Prague Mr Waldron was deputy head academic of Sherbourne School, Dorset.
Before that he was a housemaster and head of history at The Leys School in Cambridge, head of history at the Campion School, Athens, and an assistant master at Radley College, where he taught history, German and general studies.
Mr Waldron said: "I am delighted to be joining Ryde School.
"Inspection reports, exam results and university destinations all show that it is a school with the highest standards, but, most importantly, I was most struck by the positive, friendly, welcome I received on my recent visits.
"I look forward to working with parents, governors, staff and pupils to build on the school’s many successes and ensure it remains worthy of its position as a leading school in the south of England."
Mr Waldron studied history at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he was awarded a first class degree. He is completing an MEd in educational leadership.
Mr Waldron was a principal examiner for the Oxford and Cambridge Board in US History and has written two text books for Harper Collins.
He has taken an active part in school plays and coached a wide range of school activities including debating, cricket and water polo.