St George’s School in Edinburgh, has announced the appointment of Carol Chandler-Thompson as its next head, consultancy Saxton Bampfylde reports.
St George’s remains one of Scotland’s largest all-through girls’ schools and the only all-through girls’ school in Edinburgh. Carol will take over the headship from August 2022, immediately following Alex Hems who is moving to lead the Aldenham Foundation in Hertfordshire.
Carol Chandler-Thompson is currently head of Blackheath High School, London which she had led since 2014. Blackheath High School is part of the Girls’ Day Schools Trust and has grown by 13 per cent to 760 pupils under Carol’s leadership.
Commenting on her appointment, Carol said:
“I feel incredibly privileged to be appointed to lead St George’s in the next exciting phase of its proud, pioneering history. It is a school I have long admired; both for its well-deserved academic reputation and also the breadth and diversity of the co-curricular on offer. The warm and vibrant welcome I have already received from Council, staff and students is testament to the distinctive St George’s spirit that makes the school so special.
“My family and I already have strong family roots in Scotland and have spent many a school holiday exploring the Highlands and Islands. We are very much looking forward to making Edinburgh our home and meeting everyone who is part of the school family in due course.”