Cumnor House Sussex Announces New Head

Cumnor House Sussex Announces New Head

After an extensive search and intensive assessment, Mr Niall FitzGerald, Chairman of the Board of Governors for Cumnor House Sussex, is delighted to announce that the Governors have appointed Fergus Llewellyn as successor to Christian Heinrich with effect from July 2020 as Headmaster.
Fergus is currently the Headmaster of the renowned St Andrew’s Prep School, Turi, Kenya, where he has been since August 2015. Prior to that, he was at Cheltenham College for 10 years, serving as Housemaster and Head of English and Drama. Earlier in his career he was at Kings Bruton and Haslemere Preparatory School. Fergus is a product of Sherborne School and graduate of the University of London with a BA (Hons) in English.

The Board set out to find a candidate with the expertise, experience and empathy to sustain the hugely successful Cumnor ethos, but equipped to introduce changes which will ensure that Cumnor pupils are prepared for the challenges of the 2020s and beyond. Cumnor aims to nurture a happy childhood, develop the full potential of each individual pupil and build character, on which they will draw throughout their lives. In Fergus the Board have found an educational professional remarkably well armed to further build the Cumnor Community. Fergus will be joined by his wife, Tamsyn, who hails from South Africa, and plays an active role at St Andrew’s, and their three children.
Mr FitzGerald commented “It would be hard to describe someone better qualified to lead Cumnor on the next stage of its journey. I have every confidence that he, with the support of my successor, James Tanner, and our able Board of Governors, will lead Cumnor energetically, intelligently and with a strong sense of purpose and values.”

The Board of Governors would also like to take this opportunity to thank Christian Heinrich and his wife, Belinda, for the outstanding contribution they have made over the past 18 years. Christian and Belinda will leave a remarkable legacy upon which Cumnor House Sussex can continue to grow and prosper.

For further information please contact Sarah Mitchell at Cumnor House Sussex
[email protected] 01825 792 007