Guildford Grammar School starts search for new headmaster

Guildford Grammar School headmaster Stephen Webber with students.
Guildford Grammar School headmaster Stephen Webber with students.

THE search is on for a new headmaster at Guildford Grammar School to replace current headmaster Stephen Webber, who will leave the school after nine years.

Mr Webber has been appointed principal of Redlands school in Sydney.

He will leave Guildford Grammar School at the end of the year.

Over the past nine years he has helped the school transition to co-education, overseen more than $40 million in capital improvements including the Thwaites Centre, new preparatory school buildings and hockey turf.

School Council chair Mitchell Wells said a new headmaster would be appointed in the next few months.

“Guildford Grammar is entering an exciting chapter in its history and while we will be sad to farewell Stephen, we look to the future with enthusiasm and confidence,” he said.

“We are fortunate to have outstanding leaders in Brad Evans as head of senior school and Clark Wight as head of preparatory school, who will ensure business as usual in the months ahead and a smooth transition next year to the new head.”

Mr Wells said Mr Webber was a “truly transformative” headmaster.

“Integrity, passion and empathy have been the hallmarks of Stephen’s leadership and his appointment as principal at Redlands, a prestigious co-educational Anglican school in Sydney, is testament to the nation-leading educational experience offered at Guildford Grammar School,” he said.

“Stephen’s humility, professionalism and capacity to inspire students and staff will live on in our school community, as will his legacy in developing various new initiatives including the establishment of the Strive and Stretch initiative.”

Mr Wells said the council appointed search firm Fish and Nankivell for the recruitment process.