The Headmaster

The Headmaster

“I am honoured and delighted to be appointed as the new Headmaster of Silcoates School. I was most impressed by the warm welcome extended to me by the Lower Sixth students I met during the recruitment process. They were talented musicians, sportsmen and sportswomen with an air of relaxed self-confidence and a deep sense of pride in their school, a sentiment clearly held dear by parents, staff, governors and students alike.

I am very much looking forward to getting to know all our pupils and staff and working in partnership with parents to foster the very best qualities in their children, providing an all- round education based on high expectations for achievement without limits for all pupils, supported by pastoral care which is second to none. I cannot wait to get started in September”

Chris Wainman M.A.


Chris will be coming to us from his current role as Senior Deputy Head of Hull Collegiate School, in Anlaby, East Yorkshire, a school with many similarities to Silcoates being a Yorkshire 3–18 day school for boys and girls.

Chris acquired a geography degree from the University of Leeds before going on to complete his teacher training at the University of Sheffield and subsequently a master’s degree in educational leadership and innovation from the University of Warwick. Chris describes Yorkshire as a county he knows well!

As well as his academic qualifications, Chris brings a wealth of experience and leadership expertise across all aspects of academic, pastoral, strategic, people, financial and business, leadership and management.