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Oldfield School has welcomed its new Headteacher, Mr Andy Greenhough. A well-known name in the Bath schools’ circuit, Andy was Headteacher at Ralph Allen School for six years, where he has worked since 2012. The smooth transition to the new Headteacher will be helped by the fact that Ralph Allen follow similar ethos and values to Oldfield; providing an exceptional education in an environment that challenges all students and fosters ambition. 

The outgoing Headteacher, Mr Steven Mackay, has established a high-attaining, inclusive school with a reputation locally and in the wider community for the quality of pastoral care and support, and academic excellence, as reflected by the recent A level grades where 30% were A* or A.

Andy Greenhough comes with a wealth of experience and is a well-loved teacher and leader. He believes in open and honest communication with parents and the importance of engaging with the local community.  “We will continue to celebrate all aspects of school life, ensuring students make the most of the opportunities during their time at Oldfield,” he said.

“I am looking forward to meeting the whole school community – students, parents and staff. The strength of Oldfield is its teachers and students. The students are respectful and kind, and benefit from the excellent guidance from a dedicated staff, and I very much look forward to working with them and getting to know everyone.

“The importance of education and our role as a school in developing young people cannot be underestimated. We want to ensure our students are fully prepared for their future careers and have the skills and knowledge to allow them to flourish and succeed. At Oldfield we take a child-centred approach, preparing students for learning and life. When students feel happy and safe, they progress in their learning, and this is reflected in their excellent academic achievement.”

If you want to find out more about Oldfield, the school is holding open events on Wednesday 20th September (6-8.30pm) and Tuesday 26th September (9-10.30am). Further details and the prospectus can be found at