ESMS appoints Anthony Simpson as Principal of ESMS

Posted on 30th Jun 2022 in ESMS

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Anthony Simpson as Principal of ESMS, overseeing ESMS Junior School, The Mary Erskine School and Stewart’s Melville College.

Anthony joined ESMS a year ago, as Head of Stewart’s Melville College. He will begin his new role in August 2022 with plans already underway to recruit for a new Head of Stewart’s Melville College. An Interim Head will be appointed to lead the school until this process is complete.

Ken Pritchard, ESMS Chair of Governors, said:

“Anthony has had a strong influence on the ESMS community since his arrival last year. There was considerable external competition for the role but Anthony has shown himself to be an impressive leader and driver of change, with an ambitious vision for the future. We are truly excited at the prospects for ESMS with Anthony at the helm.”

Anthony Simpson, said:

“I am really looking forward to the opportunity to work with and help to shape the future of these three remarkable schools. ESMS already has a strong reputation in Edinburgh, and beyond, and my role will be to ensure that the quality and breadth of education that we offer continues to be world-class, as well as exploring new and innovative ways of enhancing the student experience going forwards.

“While we recruit for a permanent replacement, I will be working closely with the Interim Head of Stewart’s Melville College to implement a number of significant changes next session, including changes to our PSE programme, which will have a really positive impact on the wellbeing of our pupils.”

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