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New Head for Strathallan School

Following the announcement of a new Headmaster for Strathallan School, the Chair of Governors, Richard Linton is delighted to announce that Mark Lauder will take up his role at the start of the new academic year in September 2017.

Mr Lauder, who is currently Headmaster at Ashville College in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, was originally due to take up his post in January 2018, but following the successful recruitment of a new Headmaster for Ashville, will now be able to take up his role at the start of the autumn term.

Mr Lauder has enjoyed notable successes in his past seven years as Headmaster of Ashville where he has overseen a rise in public exam results at A-level and GCSE to achieve record highs and a significant increase in pupil numbers.

He will take over from Bruce Thompson who has led Strathallan for the past seventeen years. Under Mr Thompson’s guidance Strathallan has enjoyed significant academic, sporting and creative achievements. Highlights include an £18 million investment programme which has resulted in extensive new facilities including a new girls’ boarding house , dance and drama studio, indoor tennis facilities and a strength and conditioning suite, as well as classroom and accommodation refurbishment.

Richard Linton commented: “Over recent years we have seen Strathallan go from strength to strength. We are delighted that Mark Lauder, who has a wealth of experience from many prestigious schools, can join us for the start of the new academic year and we look forward to his further enhancing Strathallan’s position as a leading boarding and day school in Scotland.”

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