SOLIHULL School has welcomed a new headteacher.
Charles Fillingham has joined the school after David EJJ Lloyd stepped down after 12 years as headmaster last month.
Charles will be the school’s executive head and has come from Regent’s Park, an all-girls’ senior school, where he was appointed headmaster in January 2016.
During his career, Charles has served in boys’, girls’ and co-educational schools including five years as director of studies and acting head of Lower School at Archbishop Tenison’s CE High School in Croydon and eight years as the deputy headmaster at City of London School for Boys.
He said: “I could not be more pleased than to begin at Solihull School. This is one of the great schools of England with a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence and a strong community.”
The appointment of Mr Fillingham was announced by the then Chair of Governors Mark Hopton in July 2021.
Mark said: “The Board undertook a thorough and competitive search and selection process and we are highly confident that we identified the right person to build on Mr Lloyd’s wonderful legacy and to be entrusted with leading Solihull on the next stage of its proud history.
“We are delighted to welcome Mr Fillingham and his family into the Solihull community.”