Diamaid MacCulloch

Prof, Author, TV Presenter

Headteacher's Blog

Welcome to Stowmarket High School and thank you for taking the time to look through our website. 

 I became the very proud Headteacher at Stowmarket High School in April 2015, taking over the reins at a time of great change in the local schooling system. This September we officially started as an 11-18 school, welcoming for the first time in the school’s history years 7 and 8. Having worked in such schools my entire career, I am delighted to take over this responsibility.

 At Stowmarket we believe in pushing individuals to achieve the most aspirational outcomes, demonstrated most recently in 2015 with 83% of our A Level cohort achieving A*-C, and 52% passing 5 GCSE's including English and mathematics at grade C or higher. However, schooling is not only about exam results. Whilst with us students at SHS will be challenged to be socially responsible, culturally aware, resilient, polite, confident and creative young people.

Whatever their chosen route, whether it is into university, apprenticeships, or work based training we intend the young people of Stowmarket High School to be fully prepared for the next set of challenges that will face them.

We hope that this website gives you all the information that you need, however if you would like to come and see for yourself the exciting new Stowmarket High School, please feel free to contact us via any of the routes below, and I and my team will be only too pleased to welcome you.


Dave Lee-Allan

Upcoming Events


  • Year 8 Parents' Evening 19th November. Book online. Reply Retweet
  • Our A Level students are attending an amazing Construction Showcase -10th Nov. @AngliaRuskin #CharteredInstituteofbuilders - pics to follow Reply Retweet
  • Year 9 Parents' Information Evening 4th November 6.30pm. Reply Retweet