Headmaster of the Royal School in Armagh is set to leave his position to take the reins at a brand new school in Dublin.
Paul Crute will head up the Nord Anglia International School Dublin as its founding principal as of January 1, 2018.
Mr Crute, who was appointed Headmaster at the Royal School in 2002, was appointed following an extensive search which attracted some of the finest international educators from around the world.
He is a highly skilled and inspiring school leader with a career which spans more than thirty years of international education experience in some of the world’s best schools.
Mr Crute says he is looking forward to developing an outstanding school for Dublin families.
“I am excited by the opportunity to found Ireland’s first truly International School and to establish a first class educational community, the underpinning educational philosophy of which aligns so well with my own,” he said.
A spokesperson for the school added: “We believe that he is the ideal person to lead the creation of NAIS Dublin’s unique educational experience, providing a diverse and enriching international experience within the local Irish context.”
Prior to his tenure in Armagh, Mr Crute held leadership and teaching positions at prestigious schools in Europe and Africa, namely Aiglon College in Switzerland, the British International School, Cairo, Egypt and Gordonstoun School in Scotland.
As current chair of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference Irish Division, a professional association of heads of the world’s leading independent schools, and a former international schools accreditation chair for the Council of International Schools, Mr Crute has had extensive involvement in educational development at all levels in K-12 co-educational schools.
Mr Crute is bilingual French and English and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Bath in International School Educational Management and Administration.