Head of Doncaster’s first Free School announced

Andy Sprakes at Campsmount School.

Andy Sprakes at Campsmount School.

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The first head of Doncaster’s first Free School has been announced.

Andy Sprakes, current head at Campsmount Academy will be principal of XP when it opens in September next year.

Gwyn ap Harri, the school’s founder and chair of governors, said: “We’re delighted with the appointment. Andy is clearly the man for the job. He is a Donny lad, just like me, completely passionate about improving the lives of our young learners, and has a proven track record of creating value-driven schools with a strong culture. He understands what we are trying to achieve here is world class, and I know he has the energy and skills to implement our plans. He’s the perfect fit for XP.”

Mr Sprakes has been headteacher at Campsmount Academy, serving the areas of Askern, Norton and Campsall Doncaster for eight years, after spending the four previous years as deputy headteacher, and will leave them with record breaking results at both GCSE and A Level.

XP will host an open evening for prospective parents at CAST, Doncaster’s new performance venue at Waterdale at 6pm on Wednesday October 2. See the school’s website at www.xpschool.org for further details.