Jim Walton takes the reins at Clifton College Preparatory School
Mr Jim Walton is the new Head of Clifton College Preparatory School.
Jim joins Clifton College from Elizabeth College Junior School on Guernsey where he was head for three years. He worked there to unite the infant, pre-school and junior school sections of the college, leading to a rise in the standards of academic and co-curricular provision, which saw a substantial growth in pupil numbers.
He is married with two sons, one in Year 8 and one in Year 5. His wife Melanie is a teacher and, as a family, they are very excited to have joined the Clifton College community.
Jim said: “I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead Clifton College Preparatory School, a school with such a great reputation. From my first visit I was struck by the warmth of the whole community, the passion for learning and the excitement about offering such an amazing all-round experience for the pupils.
“My family and I are very excited to have joined a co-educational Prep School with boarding at its heart. We are looking forward to getting to know the children, parents and staff and to immersing ourselves in the life of the school.”
Jim was educated at Warwick School before going on to Sheffield to read Business Studies. He has a wide range of experience, including Clifton High School and Cheltenham College Preparatory School, where he was Housemaster, and part of the senior leadership teamfor 11 years.
Dr Tim Greene, Head Master at Clifton College, said: “The Council and I are confident that in Jim, we have found someone who will offer strong, clear, compassionate and energetic leadership, building on the past successes of the Preparatory School and taking it forward into the next chapter of its history.”