The Royal High School Bath has welcomed Mrs Kate Reynolds as its new Head of School.

Mrs Reynolds moves from Leweston, where she has been Head since 2015 and was previously Head of International Boarding whilst teaching English and Drama. Before that, she taught at Sherborne and Gillingham School. Mrs Reynolds has a commercial background, having practised Law in London and Somerset.

“There is so much to celebrate at Royal High School Bath,” Mrs Reynolds said. “Friendly,  engaged and curious girls, supportive staff who go the extra mile because they care hugely about the school, and an exciting and challenging learning environment.

“The girls’ energy and determination, yet down to earth groundedness, makes for a very special school of which we should all be proud. I am humbled that I can be part of such a remarkable establishment.”

Among the key focuses for Mrs Reynolds will be to continue to strengthen relationships locally.

Mrs Reynolds continued, “One of my guiding values is the importance of community. Bath is a special and unique place, full of heritage, thriving creative industries and innovative businesses – schools are an integral part of this city. It is vital that we continue to work closely and build new partnerships with local businesses, community organisations and charities. I very much look forward to living and working in this inspirational city and fostering new relationships.”

Royal High School Bath is preparing to welcome girls and their families to their Open Days where visitors can explore the school, talk to staff and pupils and meet Mrs Reynolds and new Head of Prep School, Mrs Claire Lilley. Open Days take place at the Senior School on Lansdown Road on Wednesday 4 March and Thursday 23 April, and at the Prep School at Cranwell House on Thursday 27 February and Thursday 23 April.