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Head of Lower School

St John’s is pleased to announce the appointment of Miss Caroline Finnegan as the Head of Lower School when it opens in 2016. 

Comprising the Lower Third (Year 7) and the Upper Third (Year 8), the Lower School will be integral to the development and enrichment of the St John’s community. It will initially welcome between 50 and 60 Lower Third pupils for the 2016-17 academic year, before growing to hold two full year groups when a further cohort of Lower Third pupils arrive the following year. Miss Finnegan will oversee a team of tutors and matrons in the new Lower School House, set in the refurbished east wing of St John’s.

Miss Finnegan arrived at St John’s in September 2011 as Teacher of Psychology and Biology. She soon demonstrated her outstanding versatility by taking on key additional responsibilities, including Assistant Housemistress of Gloucester House when it first opened and more recently Assistant Head of Sixth Form and Careers. Her contribution to the co-curricular programme too, as the School’s Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator, has been appreciated by pupils and staff alike. Since her involvement, record numbers of Upper Fifth pupils have undertaken the Silver Award scheme. 

Miss Finnegan said of her appointment, “I am really excited to have been given the opportunity to lead the new Lower School, to help enrich the St John’s community and to bring out the best in our younger pupils.” Headmaster Martin Collier added, "Miss Finnegan has worked at St John’s for four years and she knows the School well. She has an outstanding professional track record and I am fully confident that she will be a quite exceptional Head of our Lower School". 


Published on 12/05/2015

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