New Head at Oundle School

Oundle School will welcome new head, Oxbridge educated Sarah Kerr-Dineen, next year, following the retirement of Charles Bush

By Natalie Wilkie

The Governing Body of Oundle School has announced the appointment of Sarah Kerr-Dineen, as their new headteacher. She will take up her position at the school in September 2015, following the retirement of Charles Bush, after ten years of leadership.

Kerr-Dineen was educated at Steyning Grammar School, West Sussex before going on to gain an MA in English at Trinity College, Cambridge and pursue graduate study at Christ Church, Oxford. Spanning over 20 years, her teaching career includes 13 years spent at St Edward’s, Oxford where she was also a boarding housemistress and director of studies.

She moved to Forest School as its warden in 2009, where she has taken the lead in many educational developments and was instrumental in the physical realisation the school’s ‘Centre of Innovation’.

Julian Tregoning, chairman of the Oundle School governing body, said: “We were delighted with the number of excellent candidates who applied for the position and believe that we have appointed an outstanding leader in Sarah Kerr-Dineen. Sarah has a proven track record of achievement as a Head as well as a depth of understanding and experience of boarding. She truly identifies with Oundle School’s ethos and heritage, and is especially well qualified to lead the School into the future.”

Kerr-Dineen said: ‘I am honoured to be taking on the role of Head of Oundle School. Oundle is one of the top co-educational boarding and day schools in the country, with a long and distinguished history. I feel a real empathy for its distinctive nature and I am looking forward with great excitement to building on the considerable strengths of the School over the coming years.”

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