September 16, 2014
New head teacher takes the helm at Highbridge's King Alfred School

Highbridge's King Alfred School has a new head teacher this month.

The deputy head teacher of one of the UK’s most improved schools is enjoying her new role at the helm of the school.

Denise Hurr was responsible for exam progression at Priory Community School for eight years in nearby Weston, a school that has been acclaimed nationally after being turned round to become one of the best few per cent in the nation over the past few years.

For the last three years she has been the head teacher at St Julian's School in Newport which this summer achieved its best results ever with a 7% increase in the number of students achieving 5 GCSE A*-C grades including English and Maths.

Now she is keen to continue the good work at King Alfred School achieved by former head teacher Andy Owen, who left in the summer after four years in the role.

This Thursday (18th September) at 5.30pm Denise will welcome hundreds of prospective students, their parents, carers and grandparents to view the school for themselves at their annual Open Evening.

Mrs Hurr told "I am delighted to be here. The school has a wonderful feel and I look forward to working with our staff to achieve even more success."

Mrs Hurr, who gained a music and drama degree from the Welsh College of Music and Drama and a PGCE in music from Open University, has previously worked for NatWest Bank and Monks Park School in Bristol.


Bookmark and Share

Search|Add to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated calendar for what's happening. Click here

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube