New Headmaster

The Board of Governors has announced the new Headmaster who will take up the reins at Rishworth School.

Rishworth School’s Governors are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Paul Silverwood as Headmaster.

Dr Silverwood was educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Wakefield. He read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and received his PhD in Nuclear Chemistry from the University of Manchester.


Dr Silverwood has led schools both in the UK and overseas. He brings with him a wealth of experience of independent education, across all age ranges, for boarders and day students.

To allow for a smooth transition, the process of handover between Mr Seery and Dr Silverwood is already well underway.


Mr Seery will leave Rishworth at the end of Michaelmas term and we wish him well in his retirement.