Derby / United Kingdom / Novus Newswire/ March 3rd, 2022 – Repton International, a renowned global family of British schools for children aged three to 18, today announced a newly appointed senior leadership team at Repton Al Barsha and Repton Abu Dhabi. The changes reflect the Schools’ continuing dedication to providing stalwart leadership for every location with an emphasis on educational excellence.

Repton Al Barsha indicated that current Headmistress Zoe Woolley will be leaving to pursue a new opportunity as the first female Headmistress of Jeddah Prep and Grammar school in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Woolley commented on her departure, “It has been an honour leading Repton Al Barsha, working with an expert group of teachers and staff, and delivering academic excellence over the past six years.”

In her stead, Gillian Hammond has been called upon to act as Interim Principal of Repton Al Barsha, transitioning from her current post at Repton Abu Dhabi. “I am humbled by the Board of Governors’ decision on my appointment as Interim Principal of Repton Al Barsha,” said Hammond. “I would like to thank the Repton Family of Schools for granting me with this opportunity.” The School appointed Chandini Misra as Head of Senior School in September 2021. Hammond is expected to provide additional guidance as Interim Principal during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Also making changes to its leadership team is Repton Abu Dhabi, which named Vice Principal Steven Lupton as Interim Principal for the School. Repton Abu Dhabi has undergone several changes in recent years in its effort to expand its academic offerings to encompass a Senior School. During Hammond’s time with the School, Repton Abu Dhabi achieved exceptional GCSE results with higher-than-average scores across all age groups. She also oversaw the establishment and successful launch of a proactive parents’ committee designed to empower and engage Repton School guardians in programs and outcomes.

“I am confident the leadership teams under Miss Hammond and Mr. Lupton’s guidance will continue to achieve educational excellence at Repton Al Barsha and Repton Abu Dhabi,” shared David Cook, Headmaster of Repton Dubai and Chief Education officer for the Repton Family of Schools in the UAE. Both Repton Al Barsha and Repton Abu Dhabi stand to continue to present the highest quality education to their students under the revised leadership teams over the coming academic terms.

About Repton Al Barsha

Repton Al Barsha, situated in Dubai Science Park in Al Barsha South, is one of the leading British schools for children aged three to 18. Formerly known as Foremarke School Dubai, it is part of Evolvence Knowledge Investments (EKI) and the Repton Family of Schools in the UAE. Repton Al Barsha welcomed its first students in 2013 and mirrors the Repton Family of School’s belief in traditional values, one-to-one pastoral care and the overall holistic development of a child. 

About Repton School Abu Dhabi

Repton School Abu Dhabi, part of Evolvence Knowledge Investments (EKI), was established in 2013 as a world-class educational institution in the UAE capital.  Repton School Abu Dhabi is the partner school of the reputed Repton School in the United Kingdom, which was founded in 1557 and continues to boast a stellar reputation in both the academic and sporting fields.  Repton Abu Dhabi follows the UK curriculum and offers a holistic approach to education, ensuring “the best for every child” by developing a learning environment where students thrive academically, physically and socially. It was also the first school in the region to become accredited as an Apple Distinguished School in 2016 due to its focus on becoming a Centre of Excellence for digitally fluent teaching and learning and has been consistently rated “Very Good” by ADEK since 2015.


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