A Herefordshire teenager is the new Head Boy at Monmouth School for Boys after a selection process that was full of outstanding candidates.

Keen sportsman Theo Mayell, who lives near Ross-on-Wye, has been named as the Head Boy for 2021/22.

Seventeen-year-old Theo, a former pupil at Walford Primary School, enjoys playing cricket and rugby and is studying A levels in Maths, Physics and Geography.

Theo took part in a recent England men’s Under-18 rugby development camp and, in addition to representing the school’s first team, plays his club rugby with Worcester Warriors Academy.

He is aiming to reinvigorate the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools community after lockdown as the nation finally emerges from the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.

Theo will be supported by his Deputy Head Boys, Joe Jenkins, a former pupil at Madley Primary School in Herefordshire, and Zeb Bell.

Joe, 17, is also a keen sportsman, who cut his rugby teeth at Wyeside with Hereford Rugby Club, and has been training with the England men’s Under-18 rugby squad.

Joe now plays his club rugby with Bristol Bears Under-18 and enjoys playing cricket and is taking History, Geography and Economics at A level.

Zeb, 16, has just won a prestigious Gold Award in the British Physics Olympiad Senior Physics Challenge. Zeb is studying A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and English.

All three boys are students in Monmouth Schools Sixth Form and are looking forward to their senior leadership roles.