A former pupil has been named as the new head of Ipswich School. 

Nick Gregory will take over from Nicholas Weaver as the new head of the school, based in Henley Road in the town, in September this year. 

It comes after Mr Weaver's decision to stand down from his role in December after 14 years at the helm. 

Ipswich Star: Mr Gregory will take on the role in September 2024Mr Gregory will take on the role in September 2024 (Image: Ipswich School)

Mr Gregory, who was born in Ipswich and attended the award-winning independent school, is currently head of Wycliffe College in Gloucestershire, where he has been in charge since 2015. 

He has held a number of other roles at schools across the country, including Barnard Castle, Merchant Taylors’ Northwood, Old Swinford Hospital and Mill Hill, where he was deputy head (Pastoral).

"I feel exceptionally honoured to have been asked to lead the next chapter of Ipswich School’s long and illustrious history," said Mr Gregory.

"Nick Weaver will hand on a school in extraordinarily good shape characterised by – among many other things - a notable and richly-deserved reputation for excellence in music and the arts, outstanding academic achievement in a wide range of subject areas and a recent record of enormous success in sport (especially in cricket, hockey and rugby)." 

Mr Gregory, who will move back to Suffolk in the summer, made the switch into teaching after starting his career with Barclays Bank. 

Ipswich Star: Ipswich School, based in Henley RoadIpswich School, based in Henley Road (Image: Ipswich School)

Henry Staunton, the chairman of governors, added: “I am delighted that we have found such an excellent individual with a connection to Suffolk and Ipswich School to build upon Nicholas Weaver’s fourteen years of outstanding leadership. 

“During Mr Weaver’s tenure, Ipswich School achieved its highest ever position in the academic league tables.

"Our sports teams, both boys and girls, have consistently reached the national rankings, and our musicians and actors have gone on to achieve national and international recognition."