Annabel Davies is to become the new headteacher of Croydon High School this September, Inside Croydon reports.
Davies will replace Emma Pattison, the head since 2016, who is leaving to take up a senior position at Epsom College.
Davies is currently principal deputy head (curricular) at Harrow International School, Hong Kong, and has held leadership positions in international and UK-based schools, including Surbiton High School.
In a statement issued earlier this month, the Girls’ Day School Trust said: “Her commitment to combining an academic focus with the essential skills that make girls ‘real world ready’ is one the reasons why the GDST Trustees felt that Annabel would be a perfect fit for Croydon High School.”
Davies said of the appointment: “I am absolutely delighted to be taking up the headship at Croydon High. It is a fantastic school and is at such an exciting stage in its development.”
Emma Pattison said: “My conversations with Annabel, combined with her impressive experience and her clear educational ethos which sits so well with the Croydon High philosophy, have made me entirely confident that I will leave the school in very safe hands.
“I am extremely proud to have been a part of Croydon High’s story and I firmly believe that the next chapter will be a very exciting one.”