Back to Somerset for new Head of King Alfred School

Denise Hurr

Denise Hurr


The former deputy head teacher of one of the UK’s most improved schools is back just a few miles away at the helm of The King Alfred School.

Denise Hurr was responsible for exam progression at Priory Community School for 8 years in nearby Weston-super-Mare – a school acclaimed nationally after being turned round to become one of the best few per cent in the nation over the past few years.

For the last three years she has been the Head Teacher at St Julian’s School in Newport which this summer achieved their best results ever with a 7% increase in the number of students achieving 5 GCSE A*-C grades including English and Maths.

Now she is keen to continue the good work at The King Alfred School achieved by former head teacher Andy Owen, who left in the summer after 4 years in the role.

Mrs Hurr comments: “I’m delighted to be back home in Somerset and at such a terrific school.

“I look forward to working with the students, staff, parents and governors to build on the success of recent years.”