Welcome to Mary-Clare Startin, Vice Principal & Head of Senior School

We are delighted to welcome Mary-Clare Startin as the Vice Principal and Head of Senior School at St George’s following her appointment in 2021. Mary-Clare has taken up her role as of 10 January 2022, concluding an extensive recruitment and selection process that attracted many high-calibre applicants from around the world. 

Mary-Clare was most recently the Head of the Boys School at Berkhamsted, one of the UK's leading HMC independent schools. She previously served Berkhamsted as Deputy Head, Sixth Form, and then as Deputy Head, Teaching and Learning before being promoted to Head of School in 2018. Prior to this, her roles included Head of Teaching and Learning and Head of English at King’s School Bruton, Head of English at Christ College Brecon and Teacher of English at Woldingham School. She is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, the University of Warwick and Oxford Brookes University.

Parents have received invitations to welcome sessions in the week commencing 17 January, during which Mary-Clare will present her vision for the St George’s Senior School. Mary-Clare looks forward to meeting all members of the community: pupils, parents, colleagues and alumni, in the weeks and months ahead.