Alleyn’s New Head nominated ‘Best Head of a Public School’  

Alleyn’s is delighted that our first female Head, who will join Alleyn's in January 2021, has been nominated for Best Head of a Public School in the Tatler Schools Awards.   

Jane, currently Head of Wimbledon High School, comes with an impressive track record. Educated at North London Collegiate School and the University of Bristol, Jane worked in marketing and research before moving into teaching, which she describes as ‘the best job in the world’.   

Commenting on her nomination for the award, Jane said, “I am amazed and so excited by this nomination and I can’t wait for the next adventure at Alleyn’s School.”  

Jane has experience in a variety of roles, including Head of English, Assistant Director of Studies, Head of Sixth Form, and Pastoral Deputy. In 2010 she joined Wellington College as Senior Deputy Head, before taking the Headship of Wimbledon High School in September 2014.   

Jane’s impressive CV also includes her book, The State of Independence, (co-written with Dr David James) and another in the pipeline: Schools for Thought. She is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company Education Committee, a Trustee of the Royal Springboard Foundation, sits on the Board of Governors of Newland House and King Edward’s School, Witley and sits on the HMC Universities Committee.