New chapter begins at Abbots Bromley School

Maggie Shackleton

Abbots Bromley School has begun the next phase of its history following the installation of its new Principal, Maggie Shackleton.  The installation service took place on Friday 28th April in the school’s chapel.  The event included a declaration by Mrs Shackleton to uphold the school’s ethos and traditions, with hymns sung by the school’s choir.

Before being appointed as Principal of Abbots Bromley School, Maggie Shackleton was Headteacher of Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls.  Her leadership of the school culminated in it being rated as the 30th highest ranking school in the country.  No less a sporting icon than Dame Katherine Grainger made a surprise visit on Maggie’s final day to pay tribute to her leadership.

from left to right, The Senior Provost, The Revd Canon Brendan Clover; the Chair of the Governing Body, Pauline Norvall; the new Principal, Maggie Shackleton and the Head Girl, Niamh Durkin

Maggie said of her new role,

“I am proud and privileged to be the Principal of Abbots Bromley School and International College.  It is an extremely exciting time for the school, with last summer’s A level results placing the school in the top 4% of all schools in the country for value added performance, boys being admitted into Year 7 for the first time from this September and a rapidly expanding Sixth Form.

My formal introduction to the school was at the recent Dance and Musical Theatre performance, which was phenomenal.  Extra-curricular opportunities are a wonderful part of school life at Abbots Bromley School, including our choirs travelling to Chelmsford Cathedral this weekend for a joint performance with the Cathedral’s choir there.

I am extremely grateful to the school community for the welcome they have given to me and my husband. Given the reaction of our boarding students to meeting our two dogs, we will not have a shortage of volunteer dog-walkers!”