End of an era at Hymers College

At the end of the Summer Term 2019, The Headmaster, David Elstone, will be retiring and leaving Hymers College.

Mike Roberts, Chairman of the Board of Governors, wishes to thank Mr Elstone for his dedication and hard work over the last 12 years that has seen 1,000s of students pass through its doors.

Mr Roberts explains, “Hymers College has built on its well-deserved reputation as being one of the finest schools in the North of England.  Its students continue  to excel in their academic subjects and leave the school as confident, well rounded citizens that go on to have excellent careers. This is down to the leadership of the Headmaster and a superb staff.”

Mr Elstone added, “I would like to thank the Governors for giving me the wonderful opportunity of leading a great school. I leave Hymers with a heavy heart but safe in the knowledge that the school is in excellent shape. I am very fortunate to have worked with some great colleagues and am especially grateful to my Senior Management Team. I would also like to thank Rachel, my wife, who has been very supportive of me. Our plans are to retire to the West Country where we will be closer to our families.”

Mr Roberts closed, “The process of finding a top class replacement to lead the school into the next decade will begin without delay. I would like to put on record the thanks of the Board of Governors, the staff and the parents for Mr Elstone’s leadership and dedication to the school. Hymers College is thriving at a time where we have seen a deep recession and an ever increasingly uncertain world.  Over the last decade the school has invested more than £14 million in new facilities and will continue to do its utmost to attract the most capable students and the best teachers. I wish David well.”

Until his planned departure at the end of August 2019, Mr Elstone will continue to lead the school with the support of the Governors and Senior Management Team to ensure all of our students get the full Hymers’ experience and all the benefits that it has to offer.