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A new Head for Amherst

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The Loughborough Schools Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr James Neville as Headmaster of Loughborough Amherst School at the start of the Autumn Term 2023. Mr Neville will succeed Dr Julian Murphy who departs to become Headmaster at The Oratory School in Reading after seven transformational years with the School and Foundation.

Mr Neville is currently Senior Vice Principal at English Martyrs’ Catholic School in Leicester, and prior to this, he was Assistant Head (Sixth Form) at Ratcliffe College where he took a leading role in strategic and educational leadership.

He began his career at one of Wales’ leading independent schools, St John’s College in Cardiff, where he rose through the ranks to Head of Humanities and then to Assistant Head (Academic). Mr Neville is a graduate of Oxford and Cambridge universities, having read Modern History at Magdalen College Oxford before completing an MPhil at King’s College Cambridge, where he was a Choral Scholar in the world-famous choir.

Mr Neville is a lifelong committed Catholic and married with two children.  He has a love of history and music, and his wider interests include current affairs, politics, architecture and travel.

The Foundation look forward to welcoming Mr Neville in September 2023.