WELLINGTON School is welcoming a new headmaster at the beginning of this academic year.

Eugene du Toit has joined the school's community, alongside his wife Angela and their two daughters.

Mr du Toit was previously undermaster at St Paul's School in London, and deputy headteacher at Trinity School in Croydon.

He said: “I feel hugely privileged to have been asked to lead the Wellington community and I look forward to meeting and getting to know parents, pupils and staff better in the months and years ahead.

“It has been a fairly frenetic August in the du Toit household but we couldn’t be happier at having moved to Wellington.

"Angela and I are hugely grateful for the very warm welcome we have received since our arrival and everyone’s kindness and generosity of spirit have seen us settling in well.”

He began the term by addressing staff in an inset meeting and leading his first headmaster's assembly.

During his first presentations, he shared his background, education philosophy and vision for the school.

He added: "We delight in celebrating our pupils’ many remarkable achievements, but it is the quality of the relationships we enjoy both within the school, and beyond our gates, which we value most highly.

"We believe that children who are secure in themselves will be able to confidently express who they really are and honesty, integrity, kindness, tolerance and inclusivity are some of the values we hold dear.”