A Royal Appointment

When Mark Dixon accepted the role of Headmaster of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School, he knew he was joining a school with a royal connections spanning more than 200 years.   Nevertheless, he had not expected to be invited to Kensington Palace to meet the Duchess of Gloucester within a few months of taking up his new post.

The Duchess is President of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School and is a regular visitor, attending important occasions such as Founders’ Days and major anniversaries.  She was keen to meet the new Headmaster so invited him to join her for tea on 28th February.

Mark Dixon said “It is great that the Duchess of Gloucester takes such an interest in this School. She was fully aware of recent developments and asked how our Sixth Form was progressing. She was interested to hear about the increase in boarder numbers, especially junior boarding and I explained about the work we are doing to expand our co-curricular programme. It was clear that the Duchess enjoys meeting pupils and staff when she visits and she asked me to pass on her best wishes to everyone at the School.”

3rd March 2017

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