Maxine Shaw is starting her first full academic year as the new headteacher at Danes Hill School in Surrey.
Mrs Shaw came to Danes Hill in April after a long career in education. After six years as head of Pilgrim’s pre-prep, she became head at Hazelwood School, Oxted for another six years before moving in 2016 to St Paul’s Juniors in Barnes.
After reading environmental sciences at Queen Mary’s College, Mrs Shaw completed her PGCE in primary education and spent the first seven years of her career in the maintained sector, before heading into the independent school world.
Mrs Shaw wrote in a statement on the school’s website: “Danes Hill is a dynamic and vibrant school and I’m honoured to have been chosen to lead the next stage of its development.”
She added that it was “time for a new challenge” as the youngest of her three children was leaving home for university.
Danes Hill School, which has provision for boys and girls aged three to 13, is situated in 55 acres of grounds in the village of Oxshott, Surrey.