About Roxeth Mead

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, velika gruzijska hiši v Harrow na Hill, in tam ustanovil majhno šolo.

Her pupils were mainly her own children and the children of masters of Harrow School. To this day, šola še vedno številke med svojimi učenci Harrow mojstrov’ otroci.

Šola cvetele in, kot gospa Pred rasla starejših, four of her daughters took over its organisation. The youngest, Florence (znana kot Miss Flo), retired in 1932. The school was fortunate enough to pass into the capable hands of Miss Nicholson (znana kot Miss Nick), who was its head until she died more than 30 let kasneje.

For some years the school was run by Mrs Eleanor Elgood, followed by Mrs Jean Vernon. Then, v 1982, Gospa Averil Collins je postal vodja, a post she held for 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, sedanji dom.

Mrs Alison Isaacs became its new Head in 2006. Under her leadership, the school continued to flourish, ohranjanju tradicij preteklosti, medtem ko sprejemajo nove razvojne dosežke in je pred nami v prihodnost. 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.