New headteacher at Stonyhurst College announced

John Browne, who has been confirmed as the new Head Teacher at Stonyhurst College. (s)
John Browne, who has been confirmed as the new Head Teacher at Stonyhurst College. (s)

The Governors of Stonyhurst College have announced the recent appointment of Mr John Browne as Headmaster with effect from September 1st.

Mr Browne will succeed Mr Andrew Johnson, who leaves next summer, at the end of this academic year. 

I look forward to building on the legacy left by Andrew Johnson and in particular, to working together with pupils, parents and staff to further develop Stonyhurst College as a beacon of Jesuit education

New headteacher

Mr John Cowdall, the Chairman of the college’s board of governors said: “Mr Browne brings to the school an abundance of experience and a successful track record at a senior level in independent, boarding and Catholic education. We are delighted to welcome him, his wife Marie and son William to Lancashire at an exciting time in the school’s development.

“Mr Johnson has contributed much to Stonyhurst during his 10 year tenure at the College and has overseen several major capital projects, including the new boarding house that opened in 2010 and the new Refectory which opened in 2013. The College now has the highest number of pupils for many years and in the current year its GCSE and A level examination results were the best ever.”

Mr Browne commented: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Stonyhurst family at such an exciting time. I look forward to building on the legacy left by Andrew Johnson and in particular, to working together with pupils, parents and staff to further develop Stonyhurst College as a beacon of Jesuit education”.

Educated in the Jesuit tradition at St Ignatius College in Enfield, North London, Mr Browne is currently the Headmaster of St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow. Previous posts have included Deputy Headmaster at Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire and Headmaster of Westminster Cathedral Choir School, along with Director of Music and Assistant Director of Music posts at Berkhamsted School and The Latymer School in London.