Sherborne House School appoints new head

  • 27th February 2023

Cordelia Cripps

Cordelia Cripps has been appointed as head of Sherborne House School from September succeeding Mark Beach, who has been headteacher since September 2019

Sherborne House School is a co-educational independent day school for pupils aged six months to eleven years owned by Bellevue Education.

Cripps is an experienced education leader who has worked in senior leadership roles in UK and international settings. She is currently the deputy headteacher at the school, having. joined Sherborne House School after an educational career in England and overseas.

In her spare time, Cripps 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 has a weekly parent running group, regular staff runs and an early morning club for pupils. She also enjoys reading, walking and spending time with the family.

Cripps said: “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 commented: “[Cripps] 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.”

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