19th November 2020 — The Headmaster and Governors of The King’s School, Worcester are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Jennie Phillips as the new Head of King’s Hawford, one of Worcester’s leading 2 – 11 Prep Schools.
Jennie will join in April 2021 from Monmouth School Girls’ Prep School where she is currently the Head. She was appointed from a dynamic field of sitting Heads and Deputies, and was the unanimous choice of the Headmaster, Governors and the staff who met her.
Jennie was educated at Oxford High School, and read Education at the University of Exeter. A keen hiker and swimmer, Jennie is married to Eddie and they have two daughters, Amelia and Daisy, who are all excited about the move.
Reflecting on her appointment, Mrs Phillips said, ‘I am absolutely delighted to be joining the team at King’s Hawford. The school has a wonderful warmth and a sense of community which is clearly held dear by parents, staff and pupils alike. I very much look forward to getting to know the school community and building on the excellent work of Mr Jim Turner, whilst working closely with Mr Richard Chapman, Head of King’s St Albans, under the Head of our Foundation, Mr Gareth Doodes. We will work together to provide parents with the choice of two outstanding, vibrant Prep school learning environments with high aspirations, that prepare our pupils well for the next step in their journey as they move on to King’s Worcester at the age 11.’
The Headmaster of the King’s Foundation, Gareth Doodes, celebrated Jennie’s appointment. ‘Jennie Phillips was the outstanding candidate throughout the process and will bring drive, energy and an abundance of enthusiasm to King’s Hawford. A natural communicator and a passionate educator, Jennie is also the first female Head in our Foundation’s near 500 year history. Such a milestone is something about which we are extremely proud, and I’m looking forward to working with such an inspiring leader in the years to come.’
There will be plenty of opportunities for parents and prospective parents to meet Mrs Phillips at various events during the Spring Term, either online or hopefully in person, including at our forthcoming Open Mornings.