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Blenheim Schools: David Ardley

Blenheim Schools has appointed David Ardley as the founding principal of Beech Hall International School in Saudi Arabia.

Ardley began his teaching career leading design and technology programmes at Taunton School, Whitgift School and Wellington College. He then joined an Airbus sponsored school in Toulouse, France where he led the design faculty.

Ardley then worked at Stowe School and Cranleigh School as director of the creative arts faculty, before moving to Nord Anglia in Geneva, where he led the creative arts faculty and guided the secondary digital strategy. He joins Beech Hall International School KSA after finishing an assistant headship role at the Lyceum Alpinum, Zuoz near Saint Moritz, an international boarding school in the Swiss Alps.

Anita Gleave, founder and chief executive of Blenheim Schools said: “[Ardley] brings a wealth of experience and expertise as an innovative educator and leader and shares our passion for bringing a game-changing new international educational experience to

Ardley commented: “From the moment I heard more about Blenheim Schools’ vision for a truly reimagined international school in Saudi Arabia, I knew this was a project that I wanted.”

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