St Johns on the HillPrep School have appointed a New Head to start in September 2016, Mrs Ruth Frett, who is an Old Decanian (Mead, 1982; nee Warren). Ruth is also a past parent as one of her sons, Luke, leftDean Close Schoolin 2010, having boarded in Brook Court.

Ruth joins us from Cranleigh Prep School, where she is currently Head of Middle School, Housemistress, Head of RS, Chaplain, Classics Teacher, Drama Teacher and also Coach of Netball and Rounders teams!

On her appointment, Ruth said: “Anyone who knows me will tell you I am passionate about family and community, and from the very first moment I walked into St John’s I could tell that here was a School, where every child matters and where there is a strong sense of family. Having talked with many of the children, from the tiny ones in the nursery just learning to walk right up to the prefects who are about to start their next journey at senior schools, I have been so impressed by how engaging and thoughtful the children are. St John’s has an impressive history of academic excellence, as well as a breadth of co-curricular activities, but more importantly this is a place where children are valued, heard and allowed space and time to achieve their passions and potential. I cannot wait to become part of this vibrant community and look forward to meeting everyone.”

We look forward to welcoming Ruth in September.

For more information on Dean Close Joining Forces with St John’s-on-the-Hill click here.