After 21 years of schools’ headship, and five years as Headmaster of Cheltenham Prep, Mr Jon Whybrow has announced that he will retire next August, at the end of the current academic year.
Mr Whybrow joined Cheltenham College Preparatory School as Headmaster in 2013 and has steered the school with tireless enthusiasm and strong leadership. He has overseen the transformation of the previous “Junior School” into a genuine preparatory school that bears comparison with the very best, both locally and nationally. The positive changes he has initiated have been evidenced in many ways, but none more clearly than our most recent ISI grading (Independent Schools Inspectorate), which saw the Prep School awarded “Excellent” – the highest possible rating, in all nine categories.
We thank Mr Whybrow for all he has done to transform Cheltenham Prep into the outstanding academic institution it is today, and we are both grateful and privileged that he chose Cheltenham Prep for his final headship. We wish him all the very best in his retirement, enjoying all the things he loves most in his life, his beloved family, travel and of course supporting West Ham football club!
Cheltenham College Council's plans for identifying our next Head are well advanced, and we will be working with one of the sector's pre-eminent recruitment firms on this most important appointment. Mr Whybrow’s fantastic achievements at Cheltenham Prep and the resultant high standing the school now enjoys gives us every confidence that we will appoint a very worthy successor.