St Columba's College has appointed a new headmaster to oversee the prep, senior and Sixth Form establishment.

Mr Karl Guest, began his new role on Friday, September 1, having previously served as the deputy head of London's Sydenham High School before becoming head of Alton School in April 2020.

The new headmaster has settled in well, having been described by his colleagues as "good-humoured".


He is also an avid follower of sports and enjoys cooking, travel and music.

Upon joining the school, Mr Guest commented: "I am thrilled to be joining St Columba's and being a part of the Columban community.

Herts Advertiser: Mr Karl Guest, new headmaster of St Columba's College.Mr Karl Guest, new headmaster of St Columba's College. (Image: St Columba's College)

"I look forward to welcoming you all."

A spokesperson for St Columba's College added: "Mr Guest's educational philosophy aligns seamlessly with St Columba's College's commitment to excellence.


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"He believes that education flourishes when teachers and students collaborate closely, nurturing a professional dialogue that transcends the classroom.

"This approach emphasises the importance of understanding students individually, which in turn paves the way for all-round excellence, both academically and beyond.

"As we embark on this exciting journey with Mr Karl Guest as our new headmaster, we look forward to the positive impact he will undoubtedly have on our students."