Truro Prep School announces a new Head for September 2016

Sarah Patterson will be joining Truro Prep School as the new Head in September 2016.

Truro Prep School Headmistress - Sarah Patterson

Sarah Patterson with Truro Prep pupils and their racing buggy.

Currently she is the Deputy Head at The Junior King’s School in Canterbury, where she has been since September 2012. After graduating from the University of Birmingham in 1992, Sarah taught in a wide variety of schools including Prep schools in Kenya and Chile. Over her 24 years in Primary and Prep school education, she has held positions as a class and subject teacher, Head of English, Director of Studies and Deputy Head.

Sarah commented on her new role at Truro Prep School,

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining Truro Prep School as Head in September. I am especially looking forward to getting to know all members of the school community and leading the school into its next exciting chapter.”

Sarah will be taking up her new role following the departure of Matthew Lovett who has been the Headmaster at Truro Prep for 13 years. Matthew leaves an impressive legacy as with over 240 boy and girls from 3 to 11 years old, Truro Prep stands as one of the best independent schools in Cornwall.

Headmaster Truro Prep School
Matthew commented on the new appointment,

“Sarah brings a wealth of experience with her. As I move into my new role supporting schools within the wider Methodist Independent Schools Trust context, I know she will pick up the baton and move this school forward so that it can continue to be one of the leading preparatory schools in the South West.”

Sarah is moving down to Cornwall in July 2016 and will be starting at the School in September.