September will see Sarah Kerr-Dineen take up the position as the new head of Oundle School. Educated at Steyning Grammar School, West Sussex, Sarah went on to gain an MA in English at Trinity College, Cambridge and to pursue graduate study at Christ Church, Oxford.
Her teaching career spans more than 20 years, including 13 at St Edward’s, Oxford, where she was also a boarding housemistress and ultimately director of studies. For the past six years, she has been warden of Forest School, a co-educational 4-18 HMC school in London. Sarah is married with four children aged between 18 and 26 and her interests include reading, walking, the theatre and music.
She said: “Oundle is a great school. It values individuals and seeks to provide for its pupils an education that will guide them for life. It promotes aspiration, ambition and innovation at the same time as the healthy development of decent young people. These are impressive characteristics on which to build and I look forward keenly to what is to come.”