THE Governors of Fairstead House are delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Radford as the school’s new Head, with immediate effect.

Michael, who was previously Fairstead House’s Deputy Head, has been Acting Head since the beginning of the Summer Term 2021 and has been appointed following an open competitive recruitment process.

The appointment panel, which included Fairstead House Governors and Senior Leaders at King’s Ely, whose family of schools Fairstead joins in August, is confident that Mr Radford will embrace his new role with energy and wisdom.

Michael Radford, Head of Fairstead House, left, with John Attwater, Principal of King’s Ely, right.

Nicholas Longford, Fairstead House’s Chair of Governors, said: “Michael has shown outstanding leadership abilities in guiding Fairstead House through the pandemic and merger with King’s, and this, combined with his clear vision and enthusiasm for the school’s future development, make him exactly the right person to take Fairstead House into the next exciting phase of its history.”

Founded in 1950, Fairstead House is based in the heart of the horseracing town of Newmarket in Suffolk. Fairstead House is a leading independent nursery, pre-preparatory and preparatory school for boys and girls aged 0-11. It consists of two sections – the nursery for children aged 3 months to 4 years and the main school for pupils aged 4-11 years.

Fairstead House’s latest ISI Inspection in 2020 resulted in the school being rated ‘good’ in all areas, recognising pupils’ strong academic achievements and personal development.

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