Witham Hall appoints new head

It feels like exciting times for Witham Hall, as a new era is ushered in with the arrival of Head, William Austen. Austen enthusiastically joins Witham hall and takes the helm of a thriving school.

Witham Hall located on the outskirts of Stamford is a thriving boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 4 to 13 years and has recently appointed a new head, William Austen who joined at the start of the academic year.


Educated at Stowe School, Mr Austen has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of St Andrews and previously held a position of Deputy Headmaster at Ludgrove School. Growing up on a farm in Norfolk, Mr Austen has a real love for the countryside and will no doubt embrace the emphasis Witham Hall places on the outdoors and education going beyond the classroom.

He moves to the school along with his wife Jossie and their two sons. Hailing from New York, Jossie achieved a first-class degree in History of Art, also from the University of St Andrews. She brings significant expertise from her roles at Oxford University and MoMA to her position in External Relations at Witham Hall.

Mr Austen comments: “The School is in a terrific shape and I am looking forward to building on the legacy left by Mr and Mrs Welch. We will continue to develop and expand our curriculum opportunities to ensure our teaching and learning is first class, while maintaining the unique, family-friendly community spirit so abundant at Witham Hall.
Embracing traditional values, while striving to provide a cutting-edge provision, will enable us to offer the breadth of opportunity that will allow our pupils to continue to excel and flourish.”

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