A SCHOOL has appointed a former pupil as its new chair of governors.

Rob Ribchester, of Ribchesters, Chartered Accountants, has been appointed to the chairman of the board at Durham School.

He has been a member since 2014 and has had a long-standing interest in the school after attending as a day pupil from 1992-1999.

He said: “There is a fantastic family ethos at Durham School, which means that when you leave education you aren’t leaving the Durham family.

“I hope that my experience, together with that of my fellow governors, will help build on the school’s prestigious history.”

Headteacher Kieran McLoughlin said: “ I’m delighted to welcome Mr Ribchester as the Chair of Governors.”