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Duke of York's Royal Military School appoints new principal

Alex Foreman will be start his new post in January 2017

Posted by Lucinda Reid | January 07, 2017 | People, policy, politics

The Duke of York’s Royal Military School in Dover has appointed Alex Foreman as its new principal from January 2017.

Alex joins the school from the mixed 450-pupil King’s School at Mansergh Barracks, Germany, where he has taught since 2007, joining as Assistant Headteacher Student Services and being promoted to the role of Headteacher in 2014. He is originally from Rutland in the East Midlands and is married with two children.

Alex said: “I am very excited to be given the opportunity to build on the many successes of the Duke of York’s Royal Military School. The school’s aim of ‘looking forward with confidence – looking back with pride’ contains a powerful message about collaborating effectively to ensure the best education for all young people.”

He takes over from Chris Russell, who is retiring from the position. During his time at the school, Chris has overseen a £24.9 million refurbishment, built on the school’s military ethos and enhanced the school’s international reputation. He also successfully campaigned to win back the school’s Royal Warrant and Crown, which was lost when the school became an academy in 2010.

DOYRMS’ Chair of Governors, Dr Geoffrey Soar, said: “Alex Foreman joins us from a school with many similarities to our own, one which also has strong links with the military community, and where he has a strong record of successful leadership. We welcome Alex and his family to Dover, to continue the excellent work at the school.”

The Duke of York’s Royal Military School was established in 1803 and it offers a high quality continuity of education and pastoral care and is popular with parents serving in the Armed Forces. Since becoming an academy in 2010 and opening its doors to all students, the school has welcomed an increasing number of students from across Kent and Sussex in all year groups.

For more information about the school, visit their website.


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