Grammar school head lands a top role at Oxford Academy

THE headteacher of Carre's Grammar School, Mike Reading, has been appointed principal designate of The Oxford Academy.

Mr Reading, who joined Carre's in September 2003 from The King's School, Grantham, where he was deputy head, will take up his new appointment in January.

During his time at Carre's, the school has secured year on year success and, in 2006, the summer results placed the school as the top performing boys' school in Lincolnshire.

Carre's has also grown in popularity in the local area through community projects associated with its sports college status.

Whilst at Carre's, Mr Reading has developed an international link with a Senegalese school, Lycee Ahmadou Ndack Seck in Thies, and has led a visit to New South Wales on behalf of the National College for School Leaders, the British Council and the Youth Sports Trust for very high performing schools.

Mr Reading said: "Carre's Grammar School is a fantastic community and I will be sorry to leave. We have wonderful students and an exceptionally talented staff.

"There are exciting times ahead for the school in working through new partnerships while maintaining best practice within the Joint Sixth Form.

“I know that Carre's remains in good hands."

The Oxford Academy, which is presently known as The Peers School, is moving to a new site from September 2010.

The academy is jointly sponsored by a number of partners led by The Oxford Diocese of the Church of England and Oxford Brookes University.

It intends to specialise in sport with maths and computing.