CONIFERS SCHOOL ANNOUNCES PERMANENT HEADMISTRESS
Conifers School is delighted to announce that Mrs Jennie Peel, the current ‘Acting Head’, has agreed to become the school’s permanent Headmistress, with immediate effect.
Mrs Peel returned to Conifers at the beginning of term – having previously been the Headmistress since 1983 - on the agreement that she would be the ‘Acting Head’ for the remainder of the academic year. She was on a six-month secondment from her position as School Services Manager at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum in Singleton.
Commented Charles Fraser, Chairman of the Governors, “We are absolutely delighted and thrilled that Jennie has now agreed to become the school’s permanent Headmistress and we know that everyone at school will welcome this announcement. Her enormous experience and special qualities make her a great headmistress and the first half of term has been very busy and buzzing with lots of new ideas and initiatives.”
Conifers has a unique ethos based on an established but adaptable formula that has characterised the school throughout its 75 year history: providing nursery and preparatory education in a small, secure, intimate and nurturing environment, we produce wonderfully confident, happy, well-rounded and successful children. Natural character and individuality flourish whilst supported by those intrinsic family values we believe to be as relevant in today's highly competitive and fragmented society as they have always been.
We produce high academic standards by identifying, tailoring, encouraging and rewarding the specific needs and talents of every child and have an enviable record of entry into first choice senior schools - Downe House, St Swithun's, St Catherine's Bramley, Seaford College, Heathfield, Churchers College and St Mary's Ascot.
We also offer superb art, drama and music (with thriving jazz and marching bands), and an excellent range of sports for boys and girls. We have a new sixth form block, ICT facilities and science laboratory, and offer pre and after school care, extra curricular clubs and a drop in, drop out toddler group.
Conifers is a school where each child, as an individual, is given the chance to take part in all aspects of school life; a school where it is fun to learn and where lifelong friendships are formed.
I would be delighted to show you round.
Jennie Peel, Headmistress