Eaton House Schools is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Claire Fildes as the new Headmistress of Eaton House The Manor Girls’ School. Mrs Fildes will take up her post from September 2022, at which time the current Headmaster, Mr Oliver Snowball, will join St Paul’s Juniors as Headmaster, after 6 successful years.
Mrs Fildes has been the Deputy Head at Bute House for five years. Bute House educates West London girls aged 4-11 and has an outstanding reputation as the biggest feeder to St Paul’s Girls’ School. Prior to this, Mrs Fildes was at King’s House School in Richmond where she was Director of Teaching and Learning. She was educated at the University of Southampton and holds a Bachelor of Education.
“I am delighted and honoured to be appointed as the new Headmistress,” says Mrs Fildes. “I knew from my first visit that this was a school with extraordinary charm and an infectious energy which comes from the girls. One of the most important things for me was the strong pastoral care here at Eaton House, as I am passionate about mental health and wellbeing. The warmth, the friendliness, the buzz around school were immediately tangible.”
“We are delighted to welcome Claire to Eaton House The Manor Girls,” says Mrs Luchie Cawood, Principal. “The arrival of a new Head is an exciting opportunity to build on our valued traditions, whilst allowing for new and progressive changes to take place, embracing positive change. I am sure that she is the perfect choice for the role.”