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Morrison's Academy welcomes Mr Andrew J McGarva as their new Rector

Monday, 02 Aug 2021

Morrison’s Academy, Perthshire’s leading independent, all through day school for boys and girls, has welcomed their new Rector, Mr Andrew J McGarva.   He is the school's 13th Rector since its foundation in 1860. 

Mr McGarva has joined Morrison’s Academy at an exciting time. This progressive school has their eyes firmly set on the future with significant investment plans and ongoing development work. During the past five years, Morrison’s Academy renovated their libraries, upgraded its science labs, installed a modern floodlit hockey pitch and a strength and conditioning suite, created a new STEM workshop and opened an on-site café for pupils, staff and parents, setting a new standard for excellence. 

This focus on development continues with the school’s next five-year Strategic Plan, which includes challenging, inspiring academic plans complemented by major capital investment to continue developing first-class campus facilities.

Mr McGarva said, “I am excited to work with the excellent team of staff at Morrison’s Academy as we implement our new five-year Strategic Plan, ensuring that our pupils continue to thrive. I am looking forward to getting to know our pupils, their families and the wider school and local community.”

Mr David Glen, Chairman of Morrison’s Academy’s Board of Governors said, “Andrew’s energy, vision and personable nature are impressive.  He has an established track record of leadership and his values and ethos align strongly with those of Morrison’s Academy.  We are looking forward to Andrew leading the school through its next phase of development.”

Mr McGarva and his family have relocated to Crieff from Jersey, where he was Assistant Headmaster at Jersey College for Girls. Before moving to Jersey, Andrew and his wife Barbara worked at Kilgraston School and they are delighted to have returned to Perthshire. They are looking forward to rekindling old friendships, making new friends and becoming active members of the local and Morrison's Academy communities.