New Head Announcement

Posted: 21st February 2023

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Cordelia Cripps as Head of Sherborne House School from September 2023. Cordelia is a highly accomplished education leader and has significant experience of senior leadership roles in UK and international settings.

Cordelia is currently the deputy Headteacher at the school, so already has been central to the development of the education experience at Sherborne House. Cordelia joined Sherborne House School after an educational career both in England and overseas.

In her spare time, Cordelia enjoys running and takes part in many distance races, from parkRun to ultra marathons. Since joining Sherborne House school, she has encouraged others to run. The school now boasts a weekly parent running group, regular staff runs and an early morning club for pupils. When not running, Cordelia enjoys reading, walking and spending time with the family.

Cordelia is ambitious for the future of the school and will be focused on ensuring high quality teaching and learning, providing outstanding enrichment provision and raising ambition for each child at every stage.

Of the appointment, Cordelia said, ‘I am delighted to be appointed as the new Head of Sherborne House School. I will be in the very fortunate position of leading a school that prides itself on building a community for learning; with children that enjoy the process of discovery. Working with the dedicated staff, I look forward to building on the already firm foundations to ensure academic excellence and an abundance of opportunity for each individual. I look forward to welcoming children and parents to the school and sharing The Sherborne House Advantage.’

Bellevue Education Director Steven Wade comments: ‘I am delighted that we have appointed Cordelia as the new Headteacher of Sherborne House School. She is passionate about the ethos and identity of Sherborne House School and has a great depth of knowledge and experience of secondary education in the area. In addition to impressing us with her ideas for the future of the school, Cordelia has been central to the development of the education experience at Sherborne House’

Cordelia will succeed Mr Mark Beach, who has served as Headteacher since September 2019. We would like to thank Mark for leading the school with energy and positivity over the past four years. Cordelia and Mark will work closely together for the remainder of the year to ensure a smooth handover.

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