New Principal for George Salter Academy

Adrian Price has been appointed as the new Principal at George Salter Academy.

Adrian Price with students

Adrian, who will take up the position following the Easter break, joins from Tenbury High Ormiston Academy (THOA), another strong secondary run by OAT, and will be continuing the excellent leadership of Pank Patel, who will be retiring at the end of the spring term.

Adrian is an experienced principal with a strong track record of driving school improvement. At THOA, in Tenbury Wells, he oversaw the academy’s rise after it joined OAT in September 2014. Students at THOA have achieved impressive outcomes, well above the national averages, year on year under his leadership.

In THOA’s first Ofsted inspection since joining Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), in July 2017, it was rated ‘Outstanding’ for personal development, behaviour and welfare and ‘Good’ in every other category.

Andrew Burns is to become Executive Principal of THOA and Ormiston Forge Academy, where he is already Principal. Last summer, students at George Salter Academy, also rated Good by Ofsted, achieved strong results at both GCSE and A-Level.

Tony Greenwood, Chair of Governors at George Salter Academy said:

"We are delighted that Adrian Price will be our new Principal from April. Adrian shares our values and vision for George Salter – we are clear that he is the right appointment for role to continue to drive improvement at our academy and build on the considerable achievements of his predecessor."

Adrian Price, said:

“I am excited to be joining the fantastic team at George Salter and to be staying in the OAT family. I’m looking forward to working closely with staff, students, parents and the whole school community to build on the academy’s success and to ensure that it goes from strength to strength."

Robert Pritchard, Regional Director West for Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

"This is a fantastic appointment for George Salter – Adrian’s work at Tenbury High Ormiston Academy speaks for itself, and I am looking forward to continuing to work closely with Adrian as part of the Ormiston West family of academies.

"I would also like to thank retiring principal Pank Patel for all his hard work and dedication, and the central role that he has played in making George Salter such a fantastic school, where students excel and fulfil their potential."