Kuhusu Mead Roxeth

Hebe Catherine Prior was widowed in 1855 at the age of 37. Her barrister husband, John, was riding home from his chambers when he fell from his horse and hit his head. Two days later, he died. She had to find a way to support herself and her ten children, so she sold her home and bought Roxeth Mead, Kijiojia kubwa ya nyumba katika Harrow juu ya Hill, na kuna walianzisha shule ndogo.

Her pupils were mainly her own children and the children of masters of Harrow School. To this day, shule bado idadi miongoni mwa wanafunzi wake Harrow mabwana’ watoto.

Ya shule thrived na, kama Bibi Kabla ilikua wazee, four of her daughters took over its organisation. The youngest, Florence (inayojulikana kama Miss Flo), retired in 1932. The school was fortunate enough to pass into the capable hands of Miss Nicholson (inayojulikana kama Miss Nick), who was its head until she died more than 30 Baada ya miaka.

For some years the school was run by Mrs Eleanor Elgood, followed by Mrs Jean Vernon. Then, katika 1982, Bi Averil Collins akawa mkuu, baada ya yeye uliofanyika kwa 24 years. During her tenure, the school had to leave the premises that had been its home for 130 years. Harrow School came to the rescue, providing temporary accommodation for 3 years in its sixth form club.

In 1992, by a stroke of good fortune, the neighbouring proberty to the original house called Roxeth Mead, cam onto the market and the school was able to buy Buckholt House, nyumbani yake ya sasa.

Mrs Alison Isaacs became its new Head in 2006. Under her leadership, the school continued to flourish, kudumisha mila ya zamani wakati enea maendeleo mapya na kuangalia mbele kwa mustakabali. Mrs Isaacs retired as the Headteacher in July 2018, but remains at the school as a teacher, part-time.

In April 2018 the Proprietors sold the school to Mrs Suzanne Goodwin (the Headteacher of The Hall School, Northwood) who now manages it with her two daughters, Mrs Sarah Mackintosh and Mrs Claire Blunt.