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Appointment of New Fettes Prep Head

The Governors of the Fettes Trust are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Charles (Charlie) Minogue as the new Head of Fettes College Preparatory School; succeeding Adam Edwards, who has been Headmaster at the school since 2003. Charlie Minogue will take up his position in August 2022.

Charlie is an inspiring leader, whose ethos and values are closely linked to those of the Prep School. He will, in collaboration with the Head of College, Helen Harrison, and the Prep School’s Senior Leadership Team, build on its current success, staying true to the school’s core values whilst moving it forwards to a bright future.

Charlie Minogue is currently Head of Moor Park School in Shropshire where he has spent a very successful six years and previously taught at both Aldwickbury School and St Paul’s Cathedral School. Charlie was educated at Wellington College and has a BSc (Hons) in Biology from Newcastle University, his PGCE from York University and a MEd in Education Leadership from the University of Buckingham. He is a keen musician, having been a choral scholar at Newcastle Cathedral and a professional singer in Edinburgh while Lay Clerk at St Mary’s Cathedral. Charlie has a wide range of interests and experiences and is a keen hillwalker, backpacker, ski-mountaineer, climber and runner. He is married to Rebecca, and they have a son and daughter. 

Adam Edwards will continue to provide strong leadership for Fettes College Preparatory School, as he has done throughout his tenure as Headmaster, until his retirement at the end of August 2022.

 "I am delighted Charlie Minogue has agreed to become the next Head of Fettes College Preparatory School. We carried out a rigorous and extensive recruitment process, which included looking overseas. Adam Edwards has been an outstanding Headmaster over the last 19 years, creating a truly inclusive and caring environment in which children can thrive across all areas of school life be they academic, sporting, musical or dramatic before moving confidently on to the next stage of their development. We believe Charlie Minogue will build on these very strong foundations set by Adam and Jill Edwards over their time at Fettes." 

Hugh Bruce-Watt, Chairman of the Prep School Committee of Governors.

“It is excellent news that Charlie and Rebecca Minogue have been appointed to succeed Jill and me in August 2022. We wish them every success and hope that they will be as happy at Fettes Prep School as we continue to be.”

Mr Adam Edwards, Headmaster of Fettes College Preparatory School

“Becky and I are very excited at the prospect of joining the Fettes community in September 2022. We were both struck by the warmth of the welcome we received from children, staff and governors alike during the selection process, and I am so pleased to find a school whose ethos and values are so closely linked to my own. Helen Harrison and the Board at Fettes College are a talented and inspiring team and I look forward to working with them in the years to come”.

Charlie Minogue