A NEW head teacher will be appointed at Salisbury Cathedral School next year.

The 900-year-old school has announced that Sally Moulton would be taking on the role of head.

Sophie Baber will lead the school supported by Emma Reach until the new head teacher is appointed on September 1, 2024.

Mrs Moulton's educational career has spanned a wide variety of settings including Talbot Heath, Clayesmore and Kenton Prep School in Nairobi and has included senior and preparatory, day and boarding schools in both the independent and maintained sectors.

She has been head of Yarrells Prep and Nursery School in Poole since 2018 which received an “excellent” inspection result in all sixteen areas of educational quality and pupils’ personal development in 2022.

The avid musician has also been a boarding inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate since 2017 and her remit has included cathedral schools.

Salisbury Journal: Sally Moulton will join the school in September 2024.Sally Moulton will join the school in September 2024. (Image: Salisbury Cathedral School)

Mrs Moulton said: "I believe it is this breadth of experience that has been instrumental in helping me to develop not just a deep understanding of how successful establishments run, but also to build my own educational philosophy about the environment I believe young people need in order to thrive and develop into curious, passionate and creative young adults with high aspirations for their lives ahead.”

James Fletcher, acting chair of governors at the school, said Mrs Moulton impressed at interview.

He added: "Sally shone through our field of exceptional applicants for her passion for the nurturing ethos of Salisbury Cathedral School, her understanding of our unique history and the strength of her academic and management experience.

"We are certain that Sally will ensure the next phase of SCS’s development sees stable leadership, strong progress in all areas of the school’s work grounded in the Christian values that are central to the school’s relationship with everyone in the Salisbury Cathedral community."