Rose Hill is an independent Prep School for girls and boys aged between 3-13.
About the school
Rose Hill is a special place to learn: a warm, caring school with inspiring teachers, an enriching curriculum, first-class facilities and creative indoor and outdoor learning spaces. A modern school with rich tradition, we offer a rare mix: academic excellence, exceptional pastoral care and freedom to explore the creative arts and sport.
Last year Rose Hill was awarded ‘excellent in all areas’ by the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate). The ISI undertook a full, integrated four day inspection and each of the inspectors unanimously voted for the highest judgements in each area of school life.
Emma Neville, currently Deputy Head at Caterham College, will succeed David Westcombe as Headmistress, with effect from 1st April 2017.
24th January 2017 — First Female Head at Rose Hill School
The Board of School Governors is delighted to announce that Emma Neville, currently Deputy Head at Caterham College, will succeed David Westcombe as Headmistress, with effect from 1st April 2017. Ms Neville will be the first female Head to lead Rose Hill School.
Ms Neville is currently Deputy Head at Caterham Prep School and was appointed following a rigorous selection process.
She is an experienced and highly effective educationalist, who is passionate about providing a broad, progressive curriculum within a stimulating and deeply nurturing environment.
Emma has a MEd. in Leadership and Management from Clare College, University of Cambridge, and combines academic expertise with a wealth of experience from her previous senior roles at Caterham and Bishop’s Stortford College.
Talking about her appointment, Emma says: “Rose Hill has an outstanding reputation as one of the leading prep schools in the country and it is a privilege to be invited to play a key role in shaping the next stage of this magical school.”
In her spare time she can be found gallery hopping, growing vegetables and is a keen apiarist.
Rose Hill is one of the oldest prep schools in the country and has an enviable reputation. Set in over 18 acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of Tunbridge Wells, it has excellent facilities, including an all-weather astro turf, new theatre and state-of-the-art technology, music and art departments.
David Westcombe, will be retiring at the end of the Spring term. He has been instrumental in shaping the school over the course of his 19 years as Head and he has successfully created an environment that offers a unique educational experience. Rose Hill combines traditional values with a friendly and open atmosphere and has constantly evolved to support modern teaching methods.