A Warm Welcome
Stockport Grammar School – an independent day school for girls and boys from age 3 to 18 – has appointed a new head teacher, Dr Paul Owen.
Previously at Birkdale School in Sheffield, where he was headmaster from 2010, he has joined following the retirement of Andrew Chicken. Andrew said: “I am very pleased to learn of the appointment of Dr Paul Owen, a widely respected Head who has had experience of leadership in both day and boarding schools. He is committed to the highest academic standards, excellence in pastoral care and preserving the social diversity that underpins the strength of our school.”
Paul is a highly regarded educationalist with extensive experience of school leadership, and in his new role is looking to build on the school’s successes while maintaining its essential ethos.
Paul grew up in Hampshire, attending a large comprehensive school in Fleet before winning a scholarship to Winchester College. He studied Physics at Cambridge University and stayed on to gain a PhD in Low Temperature Physics. After a spell in industry, Paul discovered that he enjoyed teaching and held various academic and pastoral posts at Wellington School in Somerset.
Paul still enjoys learning, particularly through reading, travel and theatre, and has wide interests in sport and music. He is married to Gail and has three children, with his daughter recently graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music, his eldest son studying at Cambridge University and his youngest son has just joined Stockport Grammar School.
He said: “I am delighted to join Stockport Grammar School. During the interview process, I very much enjoyed meeting staff and students at such a happy, ambitious and successful school.”
Stockport Grammar School, Buxton Road, Stockport, Cheshire, SK2 7AF