THE new head teacher at St Richard’s School – who started his teaching career in Honduras at 18 – will start Mandarin lessons at the school.

Fred de Falbe started at the Bredenbury 3-13 school in January after a successful six years as deputy head at Knightsbridge School in London.

He said: “I wholeheartedly embrace the ethos of a hard working, country lifestyle and look forward to leading the school forward.”

St Richards’ next open morning is on March 1 form 9.30am – 12.30, for more information contact the school on 01885 482491 or visit .