The headmaster Stephen Yeo has left ‘to pursue other opportunities,’ according to an internal message. He will remain head nominally until the end of the term next month, but will not set foot again in the school.
An interim head, Bernard Trafford, formerly of Royal Newcastle Grammar, will fill in after the New Year.
Once again, Purcell has shed a head without any account to parents or students of the reasons for his departure.
Due process seems to mean nothing at this troubled school.