A New Head for The Study Preparatory School, Wimbledon

The School Board of The Study Preparatory School have announced the appointment of Miss Vicky Ellis as head of the School from September 2020. She takes over from Mrs Susan Pepper, who is retiring after ten successful years at the helm. Most recently, Miss Ellis was Headteacher of Banstead Prep School, having previously taught and been Director of Studies at Redcliffe School in Chelsea, and taught and been Head of Early Years at Guildford High School.

After initially completing a first class honours BSc in Accounting and working at Andersen/Deloitte, she turned to a career in teaching, and subsequently completed an MA in Educational Leadership and Management. Miss Ellis told Primary Times, “I am passionate about the value of Early Years and Primary education, giving children the best possible start, while fostering a love of learning and a lifelong ‘can do’ attitude. I am excited to have been appointed to the headship of The Study, where these values are already so evident, and I am very much looking forward to joining the school community at this exciting time in its long history.”

This is an important time in the history of The Study, with the near completion of its ambitious building work at its Wilberforce House site which includes six new classrooms, a performing arts theatre, a library and a new visitors’ welcome area.

The Study Preparatory School, Wimbledon, is a successful all girls prep school based on two picturesque sites, adjacent to Wimbledon Common and in the heart of Wimbledon Village. Established in 1893, it is proudly non-selective and is renowned for its nurturing, creative ethos as well as its excellent 11+ results. The school’s already outstanding record of scholarships and offers from leading senior schools has been surpassed this year with a total of 40 scholarships offered to the 2020 Year 6 cohort. This brings the total of scholarship offers over the last three years to an impressive 104.

For more information, visit www.thestudyprep.co.uk.

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