The Headmaster of Royal Russell School is retiring after fifteen years running the school.

Dr John Jennings has overseen the construction of a new library, sports hall and a new performing arts centre.

He was appointed to the Headmasters Conference, which represents the top independent schools in the country, in 2004 and was appointed chairman of the London division a few years later.

He said: “Our school has a very exciting future and I am delighted to have played a part in developing the potential I saw here fifteen years ago. It has been a privilege to work with so many talented people in such a wonderful educational environment.”