Message from the Headteacher

The summer term is an exciting and challenging time for our students, in particular those who are taking their final examinations for GCSEs and A-Levels. It is a significant time also for those Year 6 students who will be joining us in September. We look forward to welcoming students and parents for tea on 22 April and the excitement of induction day later on 25 June.

It is a poignant term for me too, as I will be retiring at the end of the summer term after nearly eight years as Headteacher of John Mason School. However, we are delighted that Mrs Sarah Brinkley will be returning to the school to become Headteacher from September. Mrs Brinkley knows the school and local community very well; she was our Deputy Headteacher for four years 2008-12 and has since gained experience as a Headteacher in Hungerford.

There is plenty to do and look forward to in the meantime, including an action-packed summer of sports, concerts, art and school trips. We value the dedication of our staff, the commitment of our students and support from parents in all that we do to ensure every student has a successful and enjoyable year at John Mason School.

With best wishes


Ms Di Mashiter

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