The start of the new academic year saw a milestone in the history of Old Palace of John Whitgift. After 22 years of dedicated service, Mrs Carol Jewell retired as Head and the School welcomed its new Head, Mrs Jane Burton.

Mrs Burton brings with her extensive expertise as a former Head of Wallington High School For Girls and Deputy Head of Nonsuch High School for Girls. Most recently, she was Chief Executive of the Girls’ Learning Trust (GLT), where she spearheaded the strategic development of the UK’s first all-girls multi-academy trust.

Mrs Burton commented: “I would like to thank the students, staff and parents who have made my first weeks at Old Palace so very positive. I am honoured and excited to be the Head of Old Palace and am already learning what a vibrant and unique school it is.”