Birkdale School has a new Head Master with Peter Harris returning to the School after ten years away from Sheffield.

The 49 year old completed his teaching qualifications in Sheffield and worked in Dinnington and Worksop before joining the teaching staff at Birkdale in 1998.

Ten years ago, he moved to the south coast as a Vice Principal in Bournemouth before becoming Principal of Ewell Castle School in Surrey for the last 5 years.

Following the departure of Birkdale’s former Head Master Paul Owen in the summer for a new role, Mr Harris was appointed to the role and takes over as the Easter term begins.

The married father-of-three said:

“I’m a Southerner by birth but I fell in love with Sheffield when I came to the city over 27 years ago and am delighted it will now, once again, be my home.

“Birkdale is a school that the city should be proud of, producing well-rounded young people who are the best they can be both academically and as individuals. I am proud to have spent many years here in the past, passionate about the potential for the future and honoured to be returning as Head Master.

“I look forward to meeting with our students, parents, teachers, staff and the wider community in the coming weeks and months. My door will always be open.”