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New Head Announced

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Anna Paul as our new Head from September 2023.

Mrs Paul brings with her an impressive record of achieving academic excellence over the course of her career, along with substantial pastoral experience. She joins South Hampstead following eight years as Senior Deputy Head at Godolphin & Latymer where she is responsible for overseeing pastoral care.

Mrs Paul has a degree in English Literature from Durham University and a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Study from the University of Cambridge. She is an English teacher by background and has strong local connections, previously working at The John Lyon School and North London Collegiate School and living close to South Hampstead with her young family.

Mrs Paul said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the next Head of South Hampstead High School. I feel a profound and instinctive connection with the values, spirit and ethos of the school; this innate connection is an exciting foundation for the future ahead. The pioneering nature of girls’ education at South Hampstead is an inspiration to me and it is an absolute privilege to be asked to lead a community characterised by such energy, warmth, innovation and spark. I look forward to meeting everyone soon.”

Mrs Paul will become South Hampstead High School’s 13th Head in 147 years; she will follow Mrs Bingham, Headmistress since January 2017, who leaves at the end of the academic year.  The whole school community looks forward to welcoming Mrs Paul in September.