Mrs Hilary Vipond

Principal of St Mary’s School for Girls is Mrs Hilary Vipond, who began her career working in schools in London as a Geography and Careers teacher and first joined St Mary’s as a PSHE and Careers teacher in 1996, before being appointed Principal in September 2006.

She has the National Professional Qualification for Headship and a Masters degree in Careers Education and Guidance, as well as qualifications in working with industry and counselling. She is a firm believer in the benefits of visits and activities to enhance children’s learning, and is particularly committed to individuality in teaching and the effectiveness of single-sex education. She is Vice Chair of the Membership and Inspections Committee of the Girls’ Schools Association.

Mrs Vipond is married with two sons.

Mrs Vipond may be contacted via Ms Sue Gibson, PA to the Principal, (term-time) or (holidays), or telephone 01206 572544, or by post to 91 Lexden Road, Colchester CO3 3RB.

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