Dumpton School, Wimborne, announces new Headmaster from September 2019

Posted on 12th Jul 2019 in School News, Appointments

Dumpton School in Wimborne, Dorset has announced the appointment of Mr Christian Saenger as the new Head from September 2019. 

Mr Saenger joins Dumpton from York House School in Hertfordshire, where he is Deputy Head Academic. He will be taking over from Andrew Browning who announced in September 2018 that he will be stepping down after 14 years as Head of Dumpton.

Mr Saenger was educated at Bedford School and then went on to read English at University College London. After University, Christian gained a place on the Teach First programme as an English and Drama teacher at St Marylebone School for Girls, where he was also Head of Year 10 and 11. 

Christian then became Head of English at Bedford Prep School, before moving to his current role of Deputy Head Academic at York House School, Hertfordshire in 2013. During his time at York House, Christian initiated a ‘Growth Mindset’ programme which was recognised by IAPS and shared as best practice across the Prep School sector. 

Christian has also seen through the development of ‘The York House Way’, a set of child centred educational outcomes which act as a vision for the future development of the School’s academic, pastoral and co-curricular programme.

Christian moves to Dorset with his wife Hattie and their young daughter.