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Appointment of New Head

Published by Eagle House School on Tuesday 29th of November 2022

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT MRS JANE JONES (FORMERLY THORPE) HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEXT HEAD OF EAGLE HOUSE FROM JANUARY 2023 ONWARDS.

For the past four years, has been Head of Swanbourne House prep school in Buckinghamshire, a 4-13 coeducational day and boarding school where she has established herself very quickly as one of the leading prep school leaders in the land.

An England U18 hockey trialist and Cambridge University graduate in Law, where she also played Rugby Union for the Women’s Blues team and rowed for her College, Jane spent the first half of her career as a highly successful Barrister and, later, a District Judge in the Family Courts before moving into education.

Her vision, drive, and forward-thinking approach to what a modern, child-centred educational offering should look like in 2022 and beyond ensured that Jane was the stand-out candidate in a large and very strong field. We have no doubt whatsoever that, under Jane’s leadership, the next chapter in Eagle House’s illustrious history will be as exciting as it is successful.

Reflecting on her appointment, Jane writes, “I am thrilled and honoured to be appointed as the next Head of Eagle House Prep School. Eagle House has felt like the perfect fit for my second Headship throughout the thorough, appropriately challenging and highly enjoyable recruitment process. I am very much looking forward to spending more time getting to know the school and its community of pupils, parents, colleagues and governors over the coming months before taking up my post in January 2023. Eagle House is clearly a good and very special school and together we have a great deal of potential to be even better. The school is also most fortunate to have its partnership with the mightily impressive Wellington College, from which we will be looking to build stronger relationships and create further opportunities for our pupils. I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with the Eagle House and Wellington College teams to lead and serve Eagle House through its next successful chapter of educating, supporting and inspiring our wonderfully diverse cohorts of day and boarding children from age 3 to 13 to be the best and most fulfilled that they can be, with us and in their future lives.”

We look forward to welcoming Jane to Eagle House.
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