New Head at St George’s School, Edinburgh

Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson

This August, Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson takes up her post as the new Head of St George's School, Edinburgh. St George’s was founded in 1888 by the pioneers of women's education in Scotland and it remains one of Scotland's largest all-girls' school.

Mrs Chandler-Thompson joins St George's as it continues to flourish post-Covid having delivered a robust supported home learning programme during the lockdown. Over 95% of last year’s leavers gained entry to their first choice of university and over 60% went on to study courses in Science, Medical Sciences and Social Sciences reinforcing the schools’ commitment to supporting girls in STEM.


Carol Chandler Thompson has spent over twenty-five years working in leading independent schools both in London and internationally. Most recently she was Head of Blackheath High School, GDST; a very successful independent girls’ school in London with an impressive record of academic success and an ethos in tune with St George’s. Pupil numbers have become the highest in the school’s history under Carol’s leadership and it has been rated as excellent in all areas by the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate.


Mrs Chandler-Thompson says,

“I feel incredibly privileged to be appointed to lead St George’s in the next exciting phase of its proud, pioneering history. It is a school I have long admired; both for its well-deserved academic reputation and also the exceptional breadth and diversity of the co-curricular on offer. The warm and vibrant welcome I have already received from Council, staff and students is testament to the distinctive St George’s spirit that makes the school so special.

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