Our Lady’s Convent School (OLCS) in Loughborough is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Julian Murphy as its new Headmaster. He will succeed retiring Headteacher, Mrs Patricia Hawley and will take up his position in September.
Julian is an Honours graduate in Philosophy and Politics from Southampton University with an MSc in Government and Administration from the University of London and a DPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Oxford. He is currently Director of Studies (Academic Deputy Head) at Woldingham School in Surrey where he was previously Head of Religious Studies.
He said: “It is a great privilege to have been appointed as Headmaster of Our Lady’s Convent School. I am tremendously excited to be taking over the reins for the next stage of the school’s development. My family and I are looking forward to moving to Loughborough and joining such a warm and welcoming community.”
The appointment is a further milestone in what has been a significant year for the Catholic independent school, which educates boys from age 3 to 11 and girls from 3 to 18. In September it became the fourth school in the Loughborough Endowed Schools Foundation and in January was recognised as ‘Excellent’ in all categories by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.