Appointment of new Head

The Governors are pleased to announce the appointment of James Davies as Headmaster of St. Bees School from September 1st 2012 following the retirement of Philip Capes after twelve years of distinguished service to the school. Mr. James Davies is presently Deputy Head (pastoral) at The King’s School in Tynemouth.

Mr. Davies studied Music at both Sheffield and Manchester Universities, and has considerable teaching experience in both the independent day and boarding educational sectors. He was Director of Music and Head of Boarding at Scarborough College for seven years before becoming Deputy Headmaster at The King’s School. Mr. Davies is currently a member of the RNLI Tynemouth Lifeboat Crew and as an Organist and Choral Director is fully involved in musical projects both at King’s and further afield. In his spare time Mr. Davies enjoys the outdoor life, walking his labrador Bramble and is also a keen scuba diver.


James Davies

I am sure there will be opportunities for you all to meet our new Headmaster on St. Beghians’ Day next September, if not before.

The Governing Body and I look forward to working with James Davies over the coming years.


Bill Lowther,
Chairman of Governors.



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