David Lamper, the Head since 2000 has resigned and will leave at the end of the 2006/07 school year. The letter to parents from the Chair of the Governors is reproduced below.
8th March, 2007
I am both delighted and sad to inform you that David Lamper, Headmaster, has been offered and accepted the post as Headmaster of Kent College in Canterbury, a large independent school, from September 2007.
Mr. Lamper has been with the school for almost 8 years and during that time the school has gone from strength to strength. The academic performance of students has improved year on year, school finances are strong, and the school continues to invest heavily in the curriculum. It is very much in evidence around the school and we have also been able to invest significantly in the fabric of the buildings, but recognising that we still have more to do. This has been an exciting time for The Crypt School, if not worrying from time to time, particularly when the school was threatened with closure by the County Council. The Head’s hand on the helm has been steady during these troubled times and we have now steered into clear blue water, with many exciting opportunities ahead.
I know that the departure of a Headmaster always raises a degree of uncertainty among parents, staff and students alike. This is the second time since I have become Chair of Governors that I will have been involved with the appointment of a new Headmaster. Last time the Crypt recruited an outstanding candidate and I have no doubt we will do so again. Circumstances are different this time, in that the school is confident, over-subscribed and has a strong leadership team and I will write shortly to inform you of our recruitment arrangements.
Should any parents have any concerns please feel free to contact me at the school and / or David Lamper, who will be here very much in evidence until the end of the summer term.
Thank you for your continued support of The Crypt School.
With best wishes.
Yours sincerely, Richard James Chair of Governors