Search

New headteacher to start at Henrietta Barnett School next year

11:00 20 September 2013

The original Grade II listed building of Henrietta Barnett School.

The original Grade II listed building of Henrietta Barnett School.

Archant

Henrietta Barnett pupils finally have a new headteacher – but she will not start at the top-performing all-girls school for a year.

The governing body has unanimously chosen Del Cooke to become headteacher and she will take up her post next September.

Mrs Cooke is currently head of Sir William Perkins’s, a top independent school for girls in Surrey.

She has previously taught in both the state and independent sectors and has a degree in mathematics with statistics and a masters in educational management.

The governing body of the school, in Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, said it was Mrs Cooke’s “broad experience and excellent track record” that led to her appointment.

Jane Kilcoyne, who chairs the governing body, said: “Mrs Cooke demonstrated integrity, a passion for girls’ education and a desire to equip and empower them to achieve the very best they can in life. Our ethos is at the heart of her own educational philosophy.

“We look forward to working with her.”

Mandy Watts, who was made acting head after the departure of former headteacher Oliver Blond earlier this year, will stay on until Mrs Cooke takes up her post.

Mr Blond left to become headteacher of independent all-girls Roedean School in Brighton.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 12:00
Latest plans to redevelop Mansfield Bowling Club went on show on Monday. Picture: Generator Group

The quango in charge of English sport has objected to a controversial scheme to build housing on a historic bowling green.

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Teenagers were attacked on Parliament Hill (Pic credit: PA)

Young teenagers at a birthday gathering on Hampstead Heath were stabbed and bottled by a gang of older youths who robbed them of mobile phones and cash.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Hugo Duggan, pictured in 2010 during the family's Justice For Jeremiah campaign. Picture: Nigel Sutton

The father of a Golders Green student who died in Germany in 2003 after becoming involved with a far-right cult has finally opened a birthday card sent from his son just before his death.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Brookfield Park Surgery will move to Highgate

Two doctors have applied to turn their GP surgery into flats ahead of the practice’s move to Highgate.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder