Rachel Bailey takes up the post of Head of Benenden School from September 2024

Rachel Bailey will be the next Head of Benenden, taking up the role in September 2024. She is currently Head of Senior School at RMS for Girls, having previously been its Senior Deputy Academic. Prior to that she was Assistant Head Teacher Academic and Head of Sixth Form at John Hampden Grammar School, High Wycombe.

She was educated at Badminton School for Girls and Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls. She studied Economics at University of York and completed her PGCE at the University of Warwick. Rachel Bailey is also an accomplished musician and music aficionado.

New Head for Benenden School from September 2024
Rachel Bailey will lead the Kent girls’ school from September

Located in Hemsted Park in Kent, Benenden is a boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18. Notable former pupils include the Princess Royal, Liz Forgan and Eliza Manningham-Buller. It has been celebrating its centenary this academic year.

Samantha Price, Head of Benenden for the past decade, is moving on to Cranleigh School to take up the role of Head from September 2024.

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Further reading: New Head for Mayfield School