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14 Jan 2017
Leading the way for girls’ education, new Head at St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh

Alex Hems Dec 2016 500 Pix2

St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh, is delighted to announce Mrs Alex Hems as its new Head. 

Mrs Hems has spent twenty years working in leading UK girls’ schools.

St George’s, established in 1888 by the pioneers of women’s education in Scotland, is now Scotland’s largest all girls’ school and the only all-through girls’ school in Edinburgh. 

Mrs Hems joins St George's at a time when the school is near full capacity, and in the latest full school inspection by Education Scotland, the school was awarded the highest possible grading of "excellent" i.e. sector-leading in three areas.

Alex Hems was Deputy Head at Wycombe Abbey, since 2013, having previously been Deputy Head at Francis Holland School, London, since 2011. Before that she was Head of Senior School (Sixth Form) at St Paul’s Girls’ School in London from 2007, and Head of Sixth Form at North London Collegiate School from 2003.


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