Bolton School Sixth Form Boys

School Trades Back Head After 100 Years

  • Trading Heads Jack Williams
  • Trading Heads Maynard Percy Andrews

In 1911, former Bolton School teacher Maynard Andrews was appointed Headmaster of Hipperholme Grammar School in Halifax. This year, Mr Jack Williams has reversed that journey to become Head of the Sixth Form at Bolton School Boys’ Division.

Mr Williams was educated at Oldham Hulme Grammar School and went on to study at the University of Sheffield to obtain a Chemistry degree and complete his teacher training. He has also trained as a Performing Arts teacher and is currently an Independent School Inspector. He has previously worked at Magdalen College School Oxford as Teacher of Chemistry and Leeds Grammar School as Senior Housemaster before becoming Headmaster of Hipperholme Grammar School. Beyond his working life, he is a Manchester City fan and avid softball player who has also been an umpire at National level.

Talking about his appointment as Head of Sixth Form at Bolton School, Mr Williams said, “I hope to bring a sense of aspiration towards goals, and how to achieve those goals through constant marginal gains and weekly self-target setting. I also want our students to realise that Sixth Form should be an enjoyable time in a young person’s life whilst focusing on the academic needs of A Level study.”

Following his appointment at Hipperholme, Maynard Andrews went on to fight in the First World War: he was a Captain with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment. He was killed in action on 15 August 1915 while assisting his men as they carried wounded across open ground. He is buried in Colne Valley Military Cemetery. He was highly regarded as a leader and example by his men and officers, as well as by staff, governors, pupils and parents.

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