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Joe Smith becomes new headmaster of St Benedict’s School

Independent Catholic school St Benedict’s has appointed Joe Smith as its new head to replace Andrew Johnson who is retiring following six years as headmaster.

Mr Smith, who starts in September 2023, joins from South Oxfordshire Catholic school The Oratory where he has taught for the last 13 years and since 2016 has been headmaster.

Mr Smith said: “I am really excited to be moving to Ealing and joining the St Benedict’s community this summer. In my visits to the school since my appointment I’ve been increasingly struck by the warmth of the school, its students and staff, its very high standards and its sense of purpose and ambition.”

He added: “Andrew Johnson leaves a fine legacy and I can’t wait to get stuck in to the task of succeeding him in leading the school in the next phase of its life. My family are also excited to be moving to West London, and my youngest son is looking forward to joining the school in the Sixth Form.”

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