Appointment of new Head Teacher

The Governing Body of the school have appointed Gareth Burton as its new Head teacher. Gareth will assume this post on 1st September 2017. 

Neil Spurrier, Chair of Governors said: “Following a rigorous, external recruitment and selection process, the Governing Body are clear that Gareth is the right person to lead Bournside through the next phase of its continued development.”

Gareth is currently the school’s Associate Head teacher and joined the school in January 2012 as Deputy Head teacher, having spent nine years at Chipping Campden School as Assistant Head teacher and Head of Year. 

Speaking following his appointment, Gareth said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been offered the post as the school’s new Head teacher from September 2017. Since joining Bournside, I have always felt very fortunate to work with amazing young people who achieve incredible things and a team of highly committed and passionate staff, who work tirelessly in support of our students. I look ahead to the prospect of leading Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre over the next period of its development with considerable optimism.”


For further information contact Clare Johnson, PA to the Headteacher and Clerk to the Governing Body on 01242 235555 or